Magnetic resonance imaging of the peripheral nervous system

  title={Magnetic resonance imaging of the peripheral nervous system},
  author={Guido Stoll and Martin Bendszus and Jose G Rigau Perez and Mirko Pham},
  journal={Journal of Neurology},
The diagnostic work up of patients with peripheral neuropathy largely depends on clinical and electrophysiological investigations. In contrast to disorders of the CNS, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has not been widely used as a diagnostic tool in the PNS except for detection of nerve compressing mass lesions. Normal nerves appear isointense to the surrounding tissue on T1- and T2-weighted (w) MRIs, but upon injury the nerves become hyperintense and thus visible on T2-w MRI. These signal… CONTINUE READING


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