The internal capsule in neonatal imaging.

  title={The internal capsule in neonatal imaging.},
  author={Frances M Cowan and Linda S de Vries},
  journal={Seminars in fetal & neonatal medicine},
  volume={10 5},
The internal capsule is highly visible on conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). It is myelinating rapidly at term, and the time course of its maturation is well known. It carries the major motor and sensory pathways to and from the cortex and the spinal cord. Additionally, fibres from the thalamus pass through it connecting to most regions of the cortex. It is therefore of vital importance, and damage to it has severe consequences. Its abnormal appearance on conventional MRI is a good… CONTINUE READING