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See Inside Scientific American Mind Volume 23, Issue 6

Beauty in a Brain Tumor?

brain, brain tumor, magnetic resonance image, MRI



COURTESY OF MAXIME CHAMBERLAND, DAVID FORTIN AND MAXIME DESCOTEAUX Sherbrooke Connectivity Imaging Lab

A magnetic resonance image reveals a glioblastoma tumor (red) that has displaced the brain's white matter connections (colored strands). The color spectrum in this image gives surgeons vital pre-op information: blue strands are farthest from the growth, and red areas are closest.

 

 

This article was originally published with the title "Red Alert."

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