Diagnostic nerve ultrasonography.

[Diagnostic nerve ultrasonography]. Radiologe. 2017 Feb 10;: Authors: Bäumer T, Grimm A, Schelle T Abstract CLINICAL/METHODICAL ISSUE: For the diagnostics of nerve lesions an imaging method is necessary to visualize peripheral nerves and their surrounding structures for an etiological classification. STANDARD RADIOLOGICAL METHODS: Clinical neurological and electrophysiological investigations provide functional information about nerve lesions. The information provided by a standard magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examination is inadequate for peripheral nerve diagnostics; however, MRI neurography is suitable but on the other hand a resource and time-consuming method. METHODICAL INNOVATIONS: Using ultrasonography for peripheral nerve diagnostics. PERFORMANCE: With ultrasonography reliable diagnostics of entrapment neuropathies and traumatic nerve lesions are possible. The use of ultrasonography for neuropathies shows that a differentiation between different forms is possible. ACHIEVEMENTS: Nerve ultrasonography is an established diagnostic tool. In addition to the clinical examination and clinical electrophysiology, structural information can be obtained, which results in a clear improvement in the diagnostics. Ultrasonography has become an integral part of the diagnostic work-up of peripheral nerve lesions in neurophysiological departments. PRACTICAL RECOMMENDATIONS: Nerve ultrasonography is recommended f...
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