2016-03-31T15:36:36Z (GMT) by
A digital rat brain atlas, in PDF format, was derived from high-resolution in situ MRI images. The images depict transverse, sagittal, and horizontal views in contiguous 0.2 mm slices, with a planar resolution of 50 µm. Each slice was indexed to the skull surface as well as the skull landmarks Bregma and Lambda. Using a common interactive file format enables users to customize the images for their application, including image reproduction with or without background or labels. The objective was to provide a supplementary guide for stereotaxic neurosurgery that permits more accurate visualization of targets and determination of target coordinates in Long Evans rats.