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Interventional Techniques

  • Peter Kovacs
  • Hannes Gruber
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Abstract

Sonography is able to detect peripheral nerve lesions smaller than 1 cm, which is the critical size to be detected with MR or CT. Thomas et al. (1999) proved not only the unrivaled resolution power of sonography but also the precision by which interventions can be performed at the peripheral nerves. Due to this and to the fact that sonographic interventions are always real-time procedures, where the sonographer watches and controls the situation at any time, sonography is presented here as the state-of-the-art modality to perform accurate interventional procedures in peripheral nerve system.

Keywords

Brachial Plexus Carpal Tunnel Pudendal Nerve Needle Insertion Interventional Technique 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Kovacs
    • 1
  • Hannes Gruber
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyInnsbruck Medical UniversityInnsbruckAustria

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