Central sulcus (fissure of Rolando)

The central sulcus (fissure of Rolando) separates the frontal lobe (anterior) from the parietal lobe (posterior).

The location of the central sulcus is made by finding the intersection of the superior frontal sulcus with the precentral sulcus on axial slices near the top: see figure 8.

MRI of the brain, T1-weighted sagittal view.
1, Central sulcus. 2, Lateral sulcus. 3, Cerebellum.
  • MRI of the brain, T1-weighted sagittal view.
    1, Central sulcus. 2, Lateral sulcus. 3, Cerebellum.

  • MRI of the brain, T1-weighted axial view.
    1, Central sulcus. 2, Longitudinal cerebral fissure. 3, Superior frontal gyrus.

  • MRI of the brain, T1-weighted coronal view.
    1, Central sulcus. 2, Lateral ventricle. 3, Cerebellum.

  • MRI of the brain, T1-weighted sagittal view.
    1, Central sulcus. 2, Cerebellum. 3, Lateral sulcus.

  • MRI of the brain, T1-weighted axial view.
    1, Central sulcus. 2, Longitudinal cerebral fissure.

  • MRI of the brain, T1-weighted coronal view.
    1, Central sulcus. 2, Cerebellum. 3, Lateral ventricle.

  • MRI of the brain, T1-weighted sagittal view.
    1, Central sulcus. 2, Cingulate sulcus (Pars marginal).3, Lateral ventricle. 4, Cerebellum.

  • MRI of the brain, T1-weighted axial view.
    1, Central sulcus. 2, Precentral sulcus.3, Superior frontal sulcus.

  • MRI of the brain, T1-weighted coronal view.
    1, Central sulcus. 2, Longitudinal cerebral fissure. 3, Lateral ventricle. 4, Cerebellum.

Reference

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