Practical magnetic resonance imaging evaluation of peripheral nerves in children: magnetic resonance neurography

Cesar Cortes, Yanerys Ramos, Ricardo Restrepo, Jose Andres Restrepo, John A I Grossman, Edward Y Lee
Radiologic Clinics of North America 2013, 51 (4): 673-88
Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is an excellent tool for the evaluation of peripheral nerves in children not only because of its excellent soft tissue contrast resolution but also because it is noninvasive and does not use ionizing radiation. In nonconclusive cases, MR neurography can be complementary to physical examination and electromyography in identifying a specific affected nerve and the site of the lesion. This article reviews the MR imaging technique used in the evaluation of peripheral nerves (ie, MR neurography), its major indications, and the common pathologic conditions encountered in the pediatric population.

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