E. Leon Kier MD

Professor of Diagnostic Radiology

Research Interests

Correlative investigation of anatomy


Research Summary

Correlative investigation of anatomy, comparative anatomy, embryology and MR of various brain structures, comparative anatomy and embryology of the spine and spinal cord, MR and anatomic dissection tractography of white matter tracts in the stem of the temporal lobe


Selected Publications

  • Kier EL, Staib LH, Davis LM, Bronen RA: MR imaging of the Temporal Stem: Anatomic Dissection Tractography of the Uncinate Fasciculus, Inferior Occipitofrontal Fasciculus, and Meyer's Loop of the Optic Radiation. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 25:677-691, 2004.
  • Kier EL, Staib LH, Davis LM, Bronen RA: Anatomic Dissection Tractography: A New Method for Precise MR Localization of White Matter Tracts. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 25:670-676, 2004.
  • Kier EL, Truwit CL: The lamina rostralis: Modification of concepts concerning the anatomy, embryology and MR appearance of the rostrum of the corpus callosum. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 18:715-722, 1997.

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