2019 AMI Online Salon

Branches of the Posterior Cerebral Artery

Project Details

  • Entrant Name: William Guzman Jr.
  • Membership Type: Student Submission                    
  • Address: Bowie, MD
  • Client: Philippe Gailloud
  • Medium/software used: Adobe Photoshop
  • Final presentation format: Print
  • Primary Audience: Medical students

Project Description

The posterior cerebral artery (PCA) supplies blood to the deep structures of the brain and the occipital and temporal lobes of the cerebral cortex. This posteromedial oblique view of the left cerebral hemisphere allows the depiction of the full course of the PCA. Viewers first engage with the inset, which clarifies the positions of the small thalamic and choroidal branches within the brain using varying levels of transparency. The main image communicates the distal branches on the cortical surfaces of the occipital and temporal lobes, including the calcarine, parieto-occipital and posterior temporal arteries that may supply the primary visual cortex.