Magnetic Resonance Neurography

  • Cynthia T. Chin

Evaluation of peripheral nerve disorders has relied primarily on an accurate clinical history, thorough physical examination, and electrodiagnostic (EDX) testing. This information often allows determination of the location and severity of the underlying peripheral nerve problem. However, while EDX studies are sensitive, they do not display the anatomic detail needed for precise localization and treatment planning. Additional limitations of these EDX studies include difficulty performing these studies in young children and infants, difficulty accessing deep muscles, and having to wait several weeks after nerve injury before changes can be detected.


Peripheral Nerve Sciatic Nerve Brachial Plexus Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Brachial Plexus Injury 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cynthia T. Chin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity of California San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA

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