A magnetic resonance image study of age-related changes in human putamen nuclei.


Journal Article

Putamen nuclei were assessed in 36 normal volunteers using magnetic resonance imaging and a systematic sampling method. There was a significant decrease in the volume of the putamen nuclei with advancing age (r = -0.74, p less than 0.0001), and an associated decline in the volume of the caudate nuclei (r = 0.60, p less than 0.0001). The implications of these findings in age-associated motor abnormalities are discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • McDonald, WM; Husain, M; Doraiswamy, PM; Figiel, G; Boyko, O; Krishnan, KR

Published Date

  • January 1, 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 57 - 60

PubMed ID

  • 1768851

Pubmed Central ID

  • 1768851

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0959-4965


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England