MRI: Axial leg  
 

This is an MRI of the left leg at the mid-calf level. With this technique, vessels appear light gray. Note that tendons and cortical bone appear dark in this image, while fat appears bright.

 
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Identify the following:

1. tibia

2. fibula

3. tibialis anterior

4. extensor hallucis longus

5. extensor digitorum longus

6. anterior tibial vessels

7. peroneus longus & brevis

8. peroneal vessels

 

9. tibialis posterior

10. flexor digitorum longus

11. flexor hallucis longus

12. soleus

13. gastrocnemius, medial head

14. gastrocnemius, lateral head

15. posterior tibial vessels