US of the Peripheral Nerves of the Lower Extremity: A Landmark Approach.

@article{Yablon2016USOT,
  title={US of the Peripheral Nerves of the Lower Extremity: A Landmark Approach.},
  author={Corrie M. Yablon and Matthew R. Hammer and Yoav Morag and Catherine J. Brandon and David Paul Fessell and Jon A Jacobson},
  journal={Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc},
  year={2016},
  volume={36 2},
  pages={464-78}
}
Ultrasonography (US) is commonly used to assess the peripheral nerves of the lower extremity because of its many advantages over magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. The most obvious advantages over MR imaging are superior soft-tissue resolution, low cost, portability, lack of magnetic susceptibility artifact, and the ability to image patients who cannot undergo MR imaging. US has been shown to have equal specificity and greater sensitivity than MR imaging in the evaluation of peripheral nerves… CONTINUE READING