2019 AMI Online Salon

Trochlear Nerve (CNIV): Segments and Anatomic Orientation

Project Details

  • Company/Institution: Johns Hopkins University
  • Entrant Name: Noelle Burgess
  • Membership Type: Student Submission    
  • Address: Baltimore, MD
  • Client: Ari Blitz, MD and Lydia Gregg
  • Medium/software used: Adobe: Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Final presentation format: Print
  • Primary Audience: Interventional Radiologists, Surgeons, Medical Students

Project Description

This illustration was designed to accompany the academic paper, “Anatomic Considerations, Nomenclature, and Advanced Cross-sectional Imaging Techniques for Visualization of the Cranial Nerve Segments by MR Imaging,” written by Ari Blitz, MD et al. It provides anatomic orientation for the trochlear nerve (CN IV) through two orienting views. The posterior superior oblique view highlights the origin of the cisternal nerve segment in relation to surrounding structures. The simpler superior view illustrates the course of the nerve and all corresponding segments.