Temporal Lobe

The temporal lobe is located in the lower part of the cerebral hemispheres:
• Inferior to the frontal lobe and parietal lobe.
The temporal lobe is separated from the frontal lobe by the lateral sulcus (or Sylvian fissure).
• Anterior to the occipital lobe.
The temporal lobe is virtually continuous with the occipital lobe.

MRI of the brain, T1-weighted sagittal view. Level 1. Image 1.
1, Superior temporal gyrus. LF, Frontal lobe. A, Anterior P, Posterior

  • MRI of the brain, T1-weighted sagittal view. Level 1. Image 1.
    1, Superior temporal gyrus. LF, Frontal lobe. A, Anterior P, Posterior

  • MRI of the brain, T1-weighted axial view. Level 1. Image 2.
    1, Superior temporal gyrus. 2, Globe (left side). 3, Lateral ventricle.

  • MRI of the brain, T1-weighted coronal view. Level 1. Image 3.
    1, Superior temporal gyrus. 2, Corpus callosum. 3, Superior frontal gyrus (right side).

  • MRI of the brain, T1-weighted sagittal view. Level 2. Image 1.
    1, Middle temporal gyrus. LF, Frontal lobe. A, Anterior P, Posterior

  • MRI of the brain, T1-weighted axial view. Level 2. Image 2.
    1, Middle temporal gyrus. 2, Globe (right side). 3, Basilar artery.

  • MRI of the brain, T1-weighted coronal view. Level 2. Image 3.
    1, Middle temporal gyrus. 2, Lateral ventricle. 3, Lateral sulcus.

  • MRI of the brain, T1-weighted sagittal view. Level 3. Image 1.
    1, Inferior temporal gyrus. LF, Frontal lobe. A, Anterior P, Posterior

  • MRI of the brain, T1-weighted axial view. Level 3. Image 2.
    1, Inferior temporal gyrus. 2, Maxillary sinus (right side). 3, Fourth ventricle.

  • MRI of the brain, T1-weighted coronal view. Level 3. Image 3.
    1, Inferior temporal gyrus. 2, Superior frontal gyrus. 3, Lateral sulcus.

  • MRI of the brain, T1-weighted sagittal view. Level 4. Image 1.
    1, gyri of Heschl. 2, Inferior temporal gyrus. LF, Frontal lobe. A, Anterior P, Posterior

  • MRI of the brain, T1-weighted axial view. Level 4. Image 2.
    1, gyri of Heschl. 2, Globe (right side). 3, Lateral ventricle.

  • MRI of the brain, T1-weighted coronal view. Level 4. Image 3.
    1, gyri of Heschl. 2, Lateral ventricle. 3, Cerebral peduncle.

  • MRI of the brain, T1-weighted sagittal view. Level 5. Image 1.
    1, Medial occipitotemporal gyrus. 2, Parahippocampal gyrus.3, Hippocampus.

  • MRI of the brain, T1-weighted axial view. Level 5. Image 2.
    1, Medial occipitotemporal gyrus. 2, Temporal pole. 3, Basilar artery.

  • MRI of the brain, T1-weighted coronal view. Level 5. Image 3.
    1, Medial occipitotemporal gyrus. 2, Calcarine sulcus. 3, Cingulate sulcus (pars marginal).

  • MRI of the brain, T1-weighted sagittal view. Level 6. Image 1.
    1, Lateral occipitotemporal gyrus. 2, Superior temporal gyrus. 3, Cerebellum.

  • MRI of the brain, T1-weighted axial view. Level 6. Image 2.
    1, Lateral occipitotemporal gyrus. 2, Maxillary sinus. 3, Pons. 4, Vermis.

  • MRI of the brain, T1-weighted coronal view. Level 6. Image 3.
    1, Lateral occipitotemporal gyrus. 2, gyri of Heschl. 3, Lateral ventricle. 4, Superior temporal gyrus. 5, Middle cerebellar peduncle.

Reference:

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