Three brains of healthy adult camels were studied anatomically
and with magnetic resonance imaging. The anatomical study
accomplished through 12 cross-sections. Grossly, forebrain
formed of diencephalon and telencephalon. Diencephalon
formed of epithalamus, thalamus, metathalamus and
hypothalamus. Telencephalon formed of two completely
separated hemispheres, each formed of grey and white matter.
T1-weighted images showed the white matter as grey (dark),
grey matter light grey and cerebrospinal fluid black. On T2
weighted images, white matter appeared grey (dark), grey
matter appeared brighter than the white one, while the
cerebrospinal fluid appeared bright white. On STIR images,
white matter was dark grey and grey matter more bright than
white matter, while cerebrospinal fluid appeared bright and
fat appeared dark. Bones appeared black in all sequences. In
conclusion, magnetic resonance imaging is an excellent imaging
technique for identification and characterization of brain
anatomical features in camel.