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Ultrasound Imaging of the Brachial Plexus and Nerves About the Neck

Nwawka, O. Kenechi, MD

doi: 10.1097/RUQ.0000000000000396
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This review describes techniques for sonographic evaluation of the brachial plexus and multiple regional nerve branches in the neck, essential for successful implementation of neurosonology in the neck. High-frequency ultrasound transducers have the ability to produce superior, high-resolution images, allowing for superb depiction of nerve fascicular anatomy. Sonographic appearances of normal nerve anatomy and nerve-specific pathology are reviewed. Benefits and limitations of ultrasound nerve imaging compared with magnetic resonance imaging are discussed.

Department of Radiology and Imaging, Hospital for Special Surgery; and Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY.

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Address correspondence to: Ogonna Kenechi Nwawka, MD, Department of Radiology and Imaging, Hospital for Special Surgery, 535 E 70th St, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10021 (e-mail: nwawkao@hss.edu).

Compendium date: June, 2019

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