MRI of the Thigh: Detailed Anatomy (Superior Part)

This webpage presents the anatomical structures found on thigh MRI.

Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted axial view. Image 1. 1, Vastus lateralis muscle. 2, Vastus medialis & intermedius muscles. 3, Rectus femoris muscle. 4, Sartorius muscle. 5, Adductor longus muscle. 6, Adductor brevis muscle. 7, Gracilis muscle. 8, Semitendinosus muscle. 9, Gluteus maximus muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted axial view. Image 1. 1, Vastus lateralis muscle. 2, Vastus medialis & intermedius muscles. 3, Rectus femoris muscle. 4, Sartorius muscle. 5, Adductor longus muscle. 6, Adductor brevis muscle. 7, Gracilis muscle. 8, Semitendinosus muscle. 9, Gluteus maximus muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted axial view. Image 2. 1, Vastus lateralis muscle. 2, Vastus medialis & intermedius muscles. 3, Rectus femoris muscle. 4, Sartorius muscle. 5, Adductor longus muscle. 6, Adductor brevis muscle. 7, Gracilis muscle. 8, Semitendinosus muscle. 9, Gluteus maximus muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted axial view. Image 3. 1, Vastus lateralis muscle. 2, Vastus medialis & intermedius muscles. 3, Rectus femoris muscle. 4, Sartorius muscle. 5, Adductor longus muscle. 6, Adductor brevis muscle. 7, Gracilis muscle. 8, Adductor magnus muscle. 9, Semitendinosus muscle. 10, Gluteus maximus muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted axial view. Image 4. 1, Vastus lateralis muscle. 2, Vastus medialis & intermedius muscles. 3, Rectus femoris muscle. 4, Sartorius muscle. 5, Adductor longus muscle. 6, Adductor brevis muscle. 7, Gracilis muscle. 8, Adductor magnus muscle. 9, Semitendinosus muscle. 10, Gluteus maximus muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted axial view. Image 5. 1, Vastus lateralis muscle. 2, Vastus medialis & intermedius muscles. 3, Rectus femoris muscle. 4, Sartorius muscle. 5, Adductor longus muscle. 6, Adductor brevis muscle. 7, Gracilis muscle. 8, Adductor magnus muscle. 9, Semitendinosus muscle. 10, Gluteus maximus muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted axial view. Image 6. 1, Vastus lateralis muscle. 2, Vastus medialis & intermedius muscles. 3, Rectus femoris muscle. 4, Sartorius muscle. 5, Adductor longus muscle. 6, Adductor brevis muscle. 7, Gracilis muscle. 8, Adductor magnus muscle. 9, Semitendinosus muscle. 10, Gluteus maximus muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted axial view. Image 7. 1, Vastus lateralis muscle. 2, Vastus medialis & intermedius muscles. 3, Rectus femoris muscle. 4, Sartorius muscle. 5, Adductor longus muscle. 6, Adductor brevis muscle. 7, Gracilis muscle. 8, Adductor magnus muscle. 9, Semitendinosus muscle. 10, Gluteus maximus muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted axial view. Image 8. 1, Vastus lateralis muscle. 2, Vastus medialis & intermedius muscles. 3, Rectus femoris muscle. 4, Sartorius muscle. 5, Adductor longus muscle. 6, Adductor brevis muscle. 7, Gracilis muscle. 8, Adductor magnus muscle. 9, Semitendinosus muscle. 10, Gluteus maximus muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted axial view. Image 9. 1, Vastus lateralis muscle. 2, Tensor fasciae latae m. 3, Vastus medialis & intermedius muscles. 4, Rectus femoris muscle. 5, Sartorius muscle. 6, Adductor longus muscle. 7, Adductor brevis muscle. 8, Gracilis muscle. 9, Adductor magnus muscle. 10, Semitendinosus muscle. 11, Gluteus maximus muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted axial view. Image 10. 1, Vastus lateralis muscle. 2, Tensor fasciae latae m. 3, Vastus medialis & intermedius muscles. 4, Rectus femoris muscle. 5, Sartorius muscle. 6, Adductor longus muscle. 7, Adductor brevis muscle. 8, Gracilis muscle. 9, Adductor magnus muscle. 10, Semitendinosus muscle. 11, Gluteus maximus muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted axial view. Image 11. 1, Vastus lateralis muscle. 2, Tensor fasciae latae m. 3, Vastus medialis & intermedius muscles. 4, Rectus femoris muscle. 5, Sartorius muscle. 6, Adductor longus muscle. 7, Adductor brevis muscle. 8, Gracilis muscle. 9, Adductor magnus muscle. 10, Semitendinosus muscle. 11, Gluteus maximus muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted axial view. Image 12. 1, Vastus lateralis muscle. 2, Tensor fasciae latae m. 3, Rectus femoris muscle. 4, Sartorius muscle. 5, Adductor longus muscle. 6, Adductor brevis muscle. 7, Pectineus muscle. 8, Vastus intermedius muscle. 9, Gracilis muscle. 10, Adductor magnus muscle. 11, Semitendinosus muscle. 12, Gluteus maximus muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted axial view. Image 13. 1, Vastus lateralis muscle. 2, Tensor fasciae latae m. 3, Rectus femoris muscle. 4, Sartorius muscle. 5, Adductor longus muscle. 6, Adductor brevis muscle. 7, Pectineus muscle. 8, Vastus intermedius muscle. 9, Adductor magnus muscle. 10, Gracilis muscle. 11, Semitendinosus muscle. 12, Gluteus maximus muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted axial view. Image 14. 1, Vastus lateralis muscle. 2, Tensor fasciae latae m. 3, Rectus femoris muscle. 4, Sartorius muscle. 5, Adductor longus muscle. 6, Adductor brevis muscle. 7, Pectineus muscle. 8, Vastus intermedius muscle. 9, Adductor magnus muscle. 10, Gracilis muscle. 11, Semitendinosus muscle. 12, Gluteus maximus muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted axial view. Image 15. 1, Vastus lateralis muscle. 2, Tensor fasciae latae m. 3, Rectus femoris muscle. 4, Sartorius muscle. 5, Adductor longus muscle. 6, Adductor brevis muscle. 7, Pectineus muscle. 8, Vastus intermedius muscle. 9, Adductor magnus muscle. 10, Gracilis muscle. 11, Semitendinosus muscle. 12, Gluteus maximus muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted axial view. Image 16. 1, Vastus lateralis muscle. 2, Tensor fasciae latae m. 3, Rectus femoris muscle. 4, Sartorius muscle. 5, Adductor longus muscle. 6, Adductor brevis muscle. 7, Pectineus muscle. 8, Iliopsoas muscle. 9, Vastus intermedius muscle. 10, Adductor magnus muscle. 11, Semitendinosus muscle. 12, Gluteus maximus muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted axial view. Image 17. 1, Vastus lateralis muscle. 2, Tensor fasciae latae m. 3, Rectus femoris muscle. 4, Sartorius muscle. 5, Adductor longus muscle. 6, Adductor brevis muscle. 7, Pectineus muscle. 8, Iliopsoas muscle. 9, Vastus intermedius muscle. 10, Adductor magnus muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted axial view. Image 18. 1, Vastus lateralis muscle. 2, Tensor fasciae latae m. 3, Rectus femoris muscle. 4, Sartorius muscle. 5, Adductor longus muscle. 6, Adductor brevis muscle. 7, Pectineus muscle. 8, Iliopsoas muscle. 9, Vastus intermedius muscle. 10, Adductor magnus muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted axial view. Image 19. 1, Vastus lateralis muscle. 2, Tensor fasciae latae m. 3, Rectus femoris muscle. 4, Sartorius muscle. 5, Adductor longus muscle. 6, Adductor brevis muscle. 7, Pectineus muscle. 8, Iliopsoas muscle. 9, Vastus intermedius muscle. 10, Adductor magnus muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted axial view. Image 20. 1, Vastus lateralis muscle. 2, Tensor fasciae latae m. 3, Rectus femoris muscle. 4, Sartorius muscle. 5, Adductor longus muscle. 6, Adductor brevis muscle. 7, Pectineus muscle. 8, Iliopsoas muscle. 9, Adductor magnus muscle. 10, Gluteus maximus muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted axial view. Image 21. 1, Vastus lateralis muscle. 2, Tensor fasciae latae m. 3, Rectus femoris muscle. 4, Sartorius muscle. 5, Adductor longus muscle. 6, Adductor brevis muscle. 7, Pectineus muscle. 8, Iliopsoas muscle. 9, Adductor magnus muscle. 10, Gluteus maximus muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted axial view. Image 22. 1, Vastus lateralis muscle. 2, Tensor fasciae latae m. 3, Rectus femoris muscle. 4, Sartorius muscle. 5, Adductor longus muscle. 6, Adductor brevis muscle. 7, Pectineus muscle. 8, Iliopsoas muscle. 9, Adductor magnus muscle. 10, Gluteus maximus muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted axial view. Image 23. 1, Vastus lateralis muscle. 2, Tensor fasciae latae m. 3, Rectus femoris muscle. 4, Sartorius muscle. 5, Adductor longus muscle. 6, Adductor brevis muscle. 7, Pectineus muscle. 8, Iliopsoas muscle. 9, Adductor magnus muscle. 10, Gluteus maximus muscle. 11, Quadratus femoris muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted axial view. Image 24. 1, Vastus lateralis muscle. 2, Tensor fasciae latae m. 3, Rectus femoris muscle. 4, Sartorius muscle. 5, Pectineus muscle. 6, Iliopsoas muscle. 7, Pubic symphysis. 8, Adductor brevis muscle. 9, Adductor magnus muscle. 10, Gluteus maximus muscle. 11, Quadratus femoris muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted axial view. Image 25. 1, Vastus lateralis muscle. 2, Tensor fasciae latae m. 3, Rectus femoris muscle. 4, Sartorius muscle. 5, Pectineus muscle. 6, Iliopsoas muscle. 7, Pubic symphysis. 8, Adductor magnus muscle. 9, Gluteus maximus muscle. 10, Obturator internus muscle. 11, Obturator externus muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted axial view. Image 26. 1, Tensor fasciae latae m. 2, Rectus femoris muscle. 3, Sartorius muscle. 4, Pectineus muscle. 5, Iliopsoas muscle. 6, Pubic symphysis. 7, Adductor magnus muscle. 8, Obturator internus muscle. 9, Gluteus maximus muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted axial view. Image 27. 1, Tensor fasciae latae m. 2, Rectus femoris muscle. 3, Sartorius muscle. 4, Pectineus muscle. 5, Iliopsoas muscle. 6, Obturator externus muscle. 7, Obturator internus muscle. 8, Greater trochanter. 9, Gluteus maximus muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted axial view. Image 28. 1, Tensor fasciae latae m. 2, Rectus femoris muscle. 3, Sartorius muscle. 4, Iliopsoas muscle. 5, Pectineus muscle. 6, Obturator externus muscle. 7, Obturator internus muscle. 8, Greater trochanter. 9, Gluteus maximus muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted axial view. Image 29. 1, Tensor fasciae latae m. 2, Rectus femoris muscle. 3, Sartorius muscle. 4, Iliopsoas muscle. 5, Pectineus muscle. 6, Obturator internus muscle. 7, Ischium. 8, Greater trochanter. 9, Gluteus maximus muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted axial view. Image 30. 1, Tensor fasciae latae m. 2, Rectus femoris muscle. 3, Sartorius muscle. 4, Iliopsoas muscle. 5, Pectineus muscle. 6, Obturator internus muscle. 7, Ischium. 8, Left femoral head. 9, Quadratus femoris muscle. 10, Greater trochanter. 11, Gluteus maximus muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted coronal view. Image 1. 1, Vastus lateralis muscle 2, Rectus femoris muscle. 3, Sartorius muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted coronal view. Image 2. 1, Vastus lateralis muscle 2, Rectus femoris muscle. 3, Tensor fasciae latae m. 4, Sartorius muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted coronal view. Image 3. 1, Vastus lateralis muscle 2, Rectus femoris muscle. 3, Tensor fasciae latae m. 4, Sartorius muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted coronal view. Image 4. 1, Vastus lateralis muscle 2, Rectus femoris muscle. 3, Tensor fasciae latae m. 4, Pectineus muscle. 5, Adductor longus muscle. 6, Sartorius muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted coronal view. Image 5. 1, Vastus lateralis muscle 2, Vastus medialis muscle. 3, Femoral vessels. 4, Tensor fasciae latae m. 5, Pectineus muscle. 6, Adductor longus muscle. 7, Sartorius muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted coronal view. Image 6. 1, Vastus lateralis muscle 2, Vastus medialis muscle. 3, Femoral vessels. 4, Tensor fasciae latae m. 5, Pectineus muscle. 6, Adductor longus muscle. 7, Sartorius muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted coronal view. Image 7. 1, Vastus lateralis muscle 2, Vastus intermedius muscle. 3, Tensor fasciae latae m. 4, Pectineus muscle. 5, Adductor longus muscle. 6, Sartorius muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted coronal view. Image 8. 1, Vastus lateralis muscle 2, Vastus intermedius muscle. 3, Pectineus muscle. 4, Iliopsoas muscle. 5, Urinary bladder. 6, Pubic symphysis. 7, Adductor longus muscle. 8, Sartorius muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted coronal view. Image 9. 1, Vastus lateralis muscle 2, Vastus intermedius muscle. 3, Adductor brevis muscle. 4, Iliopsoas muscle. 5, Urinary bladder. 6, Pectineus muscle. 7, Adductor longus muscle. 8, Sartorius muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted coronal view. Image 10. 1, Vastus lateralis muscle 2, Femur. 3, Vastus medialis muscle. 4, Adductor longus muscle. 5, Adductor brevis muscle. 6, Iliopsoas muscle. 7, Urinary bladder. 8, Left femoral head. 9, Sartorius muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted coronal view. Image 11. 1, Vastus lateralis muscle 2, Femur. 3, Adductor longus muscle. 4, Adductor brevis muscle. 5, Iliopsoas muscle. 6, Right femoral head. 7, Obturator externus muscle. 8, Left femoral head. 9, Gracilis muscle. 10, Sartorius muscle. 11, Vastus medialis muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted coronal view. Image 12. 1, Vastus lateralis muscle 2, Femur. 3, Adductor magnus muscle. 4, Obturator externus muscle. 5, Right femoral head. 6, Obturator internus muscle. 7, Left femoral head. 8, Gracilis muscle. 9, Adductor longus muscle. 10, Sartorius muscle. 11, Vastus medialis muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted coronal view. Image 13. 1, Vastus lateralis muscle 2, Femur. 3, Adductor magnus muscle. 4, Right femoral head. 5, Obturator externus muscle. 6, Obturator internus muscle. 7, Left femoral head. 8, Gracilis muscle. 9, Adductor longus muscle. 10, Sartorius muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted coronal view. Image 14. 1, Vastus lateralis muscle 2, Femur. 3, Adductor magnus muscle. 4, Greater trochanter. 5, Femoral neck. 6, Obturator externus muscle. 7, Obturator internus muscle. 8, Left femoral head. 9, Gracilis muscle. 10, Adductor longus muscle. 11, Sartorius muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted coronal view. Image 15. 1, Vastus lateralis muscle 2, Adductor magnus muscle. 3, Obturator externus muscle. 4, Greater trochanter. 5, Obturator internus muscle. 6, Left femoral head. 7, Gracilis muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted coronal view. Image 16. 1, Vastus lateralis muscle 2, Adductor magnus muscle. 3, Femoral neck. 4, Obturator internus muscle. 5, Left femoral head. 6, Obturator externus muscle. 7, Gracilis muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted coronal view. Image 17. 1, Vastus lateralis muscle 2, Adductor group. 3, Lesser trochanter. 4, Obturator externus muscle. 5, Obturator internus muscle. 6, Greater trochanter. 7, Gracilis muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted coronal view. Image 18. 1, Vastus lateralis muscle. 2, Adductor group. 3, Anal canal. 4, Obturator internus muscle. 5, Gracilis muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted coronal view. Image 19. 1, Biceps femoris muscle. 2, Vastus lateralis muscle. 3, Gemellus inferior muscle. 4, Obturator internus muscle. 5, Adductor group. 6, Gracilis muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted coronal view. Image 20. 1, Biceps femoris muscle. 2, Quadratus femoris muscle. 3, Gemellus superior muscle. 4, Obturator internus muscle. 5, Anal canal. 6, Ischiorectal fossa. 7, Gracilis muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted coronal view. Image 21. 1, Biceps femoris muscle. 2, Gluteus maximus muscle. 3, Ischium. 4, Ischiorectal fossa. 5, Anal canal. 6, Gracilis muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted coronal view. Image 22. 1, Biceps femoris muscle. 2, Gluteus maximus muscle. 3, Ischiorectal fossa. 4, Ischium. 5, Gracilis muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted coronal view. Image 23. 1, Biceps femoris muscle. 2, Semitendinosus muscle. 3, Gluteus maximus muscle. 4, Gracilis muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted coronal view. Image 24. 1, Biceps femoris muscle. 2, Semitendinosus muscle. 3, Semimembranous muscle. 4, Gluteus maximus muscle. 5, Gracilis muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted coronal view. Image 25. 1, Biceps femoris muscle. 2, Semitendinosus muscle. 3, Gluteus maximus muscle.

  • Thigh MRI Anatomy: T1-weighted coronal view. Image 26. 1, Biceps femoris muscle. 2, Semitendinosus muscle. 3, Semimembranous muscle. 4, Gluteus maximus muscle.

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