Superior – toward the head; Inferior –
toward the feet
Anterior – in front of; Posterior –
in back of
Medial – toward the midline; Lateral –
away from the midline
toward the trunk of the body;
away from the trunk of the body
Superficial – near the surface of the body; Deep –
farther from the body surface
toward the front;
MRI tells each body tissues apart based on its water content, so it can tell the difference between the fatty white matter and the more watery gray matter of the brain.
The MRI also tracks blood flow into the brain in real time.
toward the back