Basal Ganglia (overview)

Lentiforme Nucleus = putamen + globus pallidus
Corpus striatum = caudate nucleus + putamen + globus pallidus
Neostriatum = caudate nucleus + putamen.

Basal ganglia denote the nuclei of gray matter deep below the cerebral hemispheres.

Brain MRI: axial view, T1-weighted. Level 1. Image 1.
1, Caudate nucleus. 2, Septum pellucidum. 3, Lateral ventricle.
  • Brain MRI: axial view, T1-weighted. Level 1. Image 1.
    1, Caudate nucleus. 2, Septum pellucidum. 3, Lateral ventricle.

  • Brain MRI: axial view, T1-weighted. Level 1. Image 2.
    1, Caudate nucleus. 2, Putamen. 3, Lateral sulcus. 4, Lateral ventricle. 5, Thalamus.

  • Brain MRI: axial view, T1-weighted. Level 1. Image 3.
    1, Putamen. 2, Pallidum. 3, Caudate nucleus. 4, Insula. 5, Lateral ventricle. 6, Thalamus.

  • Brain MRI: axial view, T1-weighted. Level 2. Image 1.
    1, Substantia nigra. 2, Interpeduncular cistern. 3, Midbrain. 4, Temporal horn, lateral ventricle. 5, Cerebral aqueduct. 6, Ambient cistern.

  • Brain MRI: coronal view, T1-weighted. Level 2. Image 2.
    1, Caudate nucleus. 2, Lateral ventricle. 3, Temporal lobe (left side).

  • Brain MRI: coronal view, T1-weighted. Level 2. Image 3.
    1, Lateral ventricle. 2, Caudate nucleus. 3, Putamen. 4, Temporal lobe (left side). 5, Lateral sulcus.

  • Brain MRI: coronal view, T1-weighted. Level 3. Image 1.
    1, Lateral ventricle. 2, Caudate nucleus. 3, Putamen. 4, Pallidum. 5, Temporal lobe (right side). 6, Lateral sulcus.

  • Brain MRI: coronal view, T1-weighted. Level 3. Image 2.
    1, Caudate nucleus. 2, Lateral ventricle. 3, Insula. 4, Temporal lobe (left side). 5, Thalamus. 6, Lateral sulcus.

  • Brain MRI: sagittal view, T1-weighted. Level 3. Image 3.
    1, Putamen. 2, Caudate nucleus. 3, Lateral ventricle. 4, Cerebellum.

  • Brain MRI: sagittal view, T1-weighted. Level 4. Image 1.
    1, Putamen. 2, Caudate nucleus. 3, Lateral ventricle. 4, Cerebellum.

  • Brain MRI: sagittal view, T1-weighted. Level 4. Image 2.
    1, Caudate nucleus. 2, Lateral ventricle. 3, Thalamus. 4, Cerebellum.

  • Brain MRI: sagittal view, T1-weighted. Level 4. Image 3.
    1, Caudate nucleus. 2, Lateral ventricle. 3, Thalamus. 4, Cerebellum.

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