Imaging The Cranial Nerves

Parry AT, Volk HA.

Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound 2011;52:S32-S41.

An understanding of the normal course of the cranial nerves (CN) is essential when interpreting images of patients with cranial neuropathies. CN foramina are depicted best using computed X-ray tomography, but the nerves are depicted best using magnetic resonance imaging. The function and anatomy of the CN in the dog are reviewed and selected examples of lesions affecting the CN are illustrated.