OBJECTIVE. MRI is increasingly being used to evaluate extracranial peripheral nerve disease in clinical practice. The objective of this study was to systematically review the accuracy of MRI in distinguishing normal from abnormal extracranial peripheral nerves. CONCLUSION. There is significant heterogeneity between studies investigating the accuracy of MRI. Studies have shown that nerve T2-weighted or STIR hyperintensity, nerve enlargement, and nerve flattening are associated with peripheral nerve disease.
- Peripheral nerve disease
- Systematic review
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging