2019 AMI Online Salon

Fornix and Related Structures

Project Details

  • Entrant Name: Jenny Wang
  • Membership Type: Student Submission   
  • Address: Baltimore, MD
  • Client: Dr. David Nauen
  • Medium/software used: Graphite, Adobe Photoshop
  • Final presentation format: Figure in neurosurgical atlas
  • Primary Audience: Medical students

Project Description

This piece depicts the anatomy of the fornix, a white matter tract in the brain which originates at the hippocampus and curves anteriorly to fuse before diverging again into two tracts which terminate at the mammillary bodies after providing the precommissural fibers. An orienting figure depicts the planes of section and establishes the anterosuperior oblique view. The different segments of the fornix are isolated and highlighted in a brightly colored inset, which serves as an introduction to the main image with the fornix in situ to provide anatomical context. For didactic purposes, an oblique axial slice was made across the left cerebrum to highlight the course of the hippocampus, which rests on the inferior surface of the lateral ventricle.