Diagnostic accuracy of MRI and ultrasound in chronic immune-mediated neuropathies

  title={Diagnostic accuracy of MRI and ultrasound in chronic immune-mediated neuropathies},
  author={J. Oudeman and F. Eftimov and G. Strijkers and J. Schneiders and S. Roosendaal and M. Engbersen and M. Froeling and H. S. Goedee and P. V. van Doorn and M. Caan and I. N. van Schaik and M. Maas and A. J. Nederveen and M. de Visser and C. Verhamme},
  pages={e62 - e74}
  • J. Oudeman, F. Eftimov, +12 authors C. Verhamme
  • Published 2020
  • Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Objective To assess and compare the diagnostic performance of qualitative and (semi-)quantitative MRI and ultrasound for distinguishing chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) and multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN) from segmental spinal muscular atrophy (sSMA). Methods Patients with CIDP (n = 13), MMN (n = 10), or sSMA (n = 12) and healthy volunteers (n = 30) were included. MRI of the brachial plexus, using short tau inversion recovery (STIR), nerve-specific T2-weighted… CONTINUE READING
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