MR Neurography helps evaluate the presence of peripheral nerve disease.
What is MR Neurography?
MR Neurography is a process which uses resonance signals for diagnosing nerve swelling or compressions of some major nerves like the sciatic nerve.
- MR Neurography can be termed as another version of the MRI.
- The technique generates images derived from the nerve signal itself. Therefore, it gives a much better insight into the nerve diseases.
- The technique presents images as detailed as providing the minutes of the Intrinsic signals from nerve water.
- It is also used to provide details of the brachial plexus, the carpal tunnel syndrome, lumbosacral plexus, etc.
Because of the detailed images, anomalies like the edema or any injury can be easily detected.
How is MR Neurography performed?
MR Neurography is performed as follows:
- The patient should comfortably lie on the table in a loose hospital gown.
- To obtain the complete image of the properties of the nerves, the resonance signal is utilized to quantify the dimensions of various metabolites in body tissues.
- The images are captured with the scanner constantly, producing multiple images of the nerves.
- The patient can free;y leave for home after the process completes in about an hour.
Side effects/risks of MR Neurography
Side effects involved with the MR Neurography are:
- The process is longer than the MRI.
- The method can be carried out only in scanners specifically used for MR Neurography like the 1.5 or 3 Tesla.
- The patient may feel claustrophobic.
Preparation before performing MR Neurography
Preparation for the MR Neurography involves:
The patient can let their existing diseases be known to the doctors concerned.
Post-care after MR Neurography
MR Neurography post care requires taking enough rest to get rid of the claustrophobia. mfine believes in providing the best health care facilities with respect to the MRI Neurography.
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