Brain imaging images

MRI, CT, PET – all those acronyms can seem confusing, but never fear! In this gallery we take a tour of some of the common types of imaging used to explore the brain 

Imaging can help us understand the effects that stroke, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease can have.

Image research and captions are by Holly Story and Natalie Hunter and are adapted from Wellcome Collection unless stated otherwise.

Further reading

About this resource

This resource was first published in ‘Inside the Brain’ in January 2013 and reviewed and updated in November 2017.

Inside the Brain
Education levels:
16–19, Continuing professional development