2021 AMI Online Salon

Relative Positions of Internal Capsule and Corona Radiata to Basal Ganglia and Cortical Regions

Project Details

  • Entrant Name:  Jiyu Kelly Lim
  • Client: Elizabeth St Clair, Lydia Gregg
  • Copyright: Jiyu Kelly Lim, 2021
  • Medium/software used:Adobe Photoshop CC, 3D Slicer
  • Final presentation format:Full page, neuroanatomy atlas
  • Primary Audience:Medical students and neurosurgery residents

Project Description

This illustration visually explains the relative positions of the internal capsule and corona radiata to the cortical regions and basal ganglia, in particular the striatum, pallidum, and thalamus. An inset introduces the orientation of the anatomy and the planes of section, as well as different parts of the cortical regions from which the corona radiata originates. Didactic colors were used to distinguish different fiber tracts of the white matter, which was sectioned on the left side to reveal the characteristic V-shaped structure of the internal capsule, but left intact on the right side in order to illustrate its course running between the cortices and the basal ganglia.