Jeff B. Pelz
Carlson Center for Imaging Science
Rochester Institue of Technology
Transverse Slice (MRI)

In this transverse slice, the 'front end' of my visual system is clearly visible. The eyelens, the extraocular muscles and the optic nerves leading to the optic chiasm are all easy to identify. My eyes were closed during the scan, so my eyelids are also visible on this image. By convention, MRI images are displayed as though viewed from the brainstem, so the obvious cortical asymmetry actually shows my "left brain" squeezing my "right brain" out.

Last updated 8/30/96