Occipital Lobe

The occipital lobe is located in the posterior part of the cerebral hemispheres:
• posterior to the temporal lobe and parietal lobe
• the occipital lobe is partially separated from the parietal lobe by the parietooccipital fissure.
• In addition, there is only virtual separation between the temporal lobe and occipital lobe.

MRI of the brain, T1-weighted sagittal view. Level 1. Image 1.
1, Gyrus lingual. 2, Calcarine sulcus. 3, Parahippocampal gyrus. 4, Cerebellum.

  • MRI of the brain, T1-weighted sagittal view. Level 1. Image 1.
    1, Gyrus lingual. 2, Calcarine sulcus. 3, Parahippocampal gyrus. 4, Cerebellum.

  • MRI of the brain, T1-weighted axial view. Level 1. Image 2.
    1, Gyrus lingual. 2, Calcarine sulcus. 3, Cerebral aqueduct. 4, Temporal horn, lateral ventricle.

  • MRI of the brain, T1-weighted coronal view. Level 1. Image 3.
    1, Gyrus lingual. 2, Calcarine sulcus. 3, Subparietal sulcus. 4, Cingulate sulcus (pars marginal).

  • MRI of the brain, T1-weighted sagittal view. Level 2. Image 1.
    1, Medial occipitotemporal gyrus. 2, Calcarine sulcus. 3, Central sulcus.

  • MRI of the brain, T1-weighted axial view. Level 2. Image 2.
    1, Medial occipitotemporal gyrus. 2, Temporal lobe. 3, Pons.

  • MRI of the brain, T1-weighted coronal view. Level 2. Image 3.
    1, Medial occipitotemporal gyrus. 2, Calcarine sulcus. 3, Cingulate sulcus (pars marginal).

  • MRI of the brain, T1-weighted sagittal view. Level 3. Image 1.
    1, Lateral occipitotemporal gyrus. 2, Cerebellum. 3, Lateral sulcus.

  • MRI of the brain, T1-weighted axial view. Level 3. Image 2.
    1, Lateral occipitotemporal gyrus. 2, Superior cerebellar peduncle. 3, Temporal lobe (left side).

  • MRI of the brain, T1-weighted coronal view. Level 3. Image 3.
    1, Lateral occipitotemporal gyrus. 2, Calcarine sulcus. 3, Cingulate sulcus (pars marginal). 4, Subparietal sulcus.

  • MRI of the brain, T1-weighted sagittal view. Level 4 (last level). Image 1.
    1, Cuneus. 2, Parietooccipital sulcus. 3, Lateral ventricle. 4, Cerebellum. 5, Gyrus lingual. 6, Calcarine sulcus.

  • MRI of the brain, T1-weighted axial view. Level 4 (last level). Image 2.
    1, Cuneus. 2, Parietooccipital sulcus. 3, Midbrain.

  • MRI of the brain, T1-weighted coronal view. Level 4 (last level). Image 3.
    1, Cuneus. 2, Cerebellum. 3, Calcarine sulcus. 4, Parietooccipital sulcus. 5, Interhemispheric fissure.


Reference

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