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MRI improvements for eye imaging

Extraocular muscle detail

Joseph Demer, MD, Professor of Opthalmology and Neurology, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, discusses orbital MRI with relation to diagnosis of the many types of strabismus. Using high-performance surface coils and protocols that can control the patient’s gaze, it is possible to resolve details of the extraocular muscles and trace most of the branches of the cranial nerves to the extraocular muscles. The technique can be optimized for this purpose using hardware that is available in almost every medical facility in the Unites States.


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