• Enzo Silvestri
  • Silvia Perugin Bernardi
  • Elena Massone
  • Riccardo Sartoris


Ultrasonography (US) is one of the most widely used imaging technologies in the first-level study of each human body structure, including soft-tissue components of the musculoskeletal system and nerves.

In this chapter, we describe some of the fundamental principles and physics underlying US technology, also including power Doppler and sonoelastography imaging.


Ultrasound Peripheral nerves Power Doppler Sonoelastography Musculoskeletal system Anatomy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Enzo Silvestri
    • 1
  • Silvia Perugin Bernardi
    • 2
  • Elena Massone
    • 2
  • Riccardo Sartoris
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyOspedale Evangelico InternazionaleGenovaItaly
  2. 2.Postgraduate School of Radiology, Genoa UniversityGenovaItaly

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