High-resolution imaging of upper limb neuropathies

Benjamin Matthew Howe, Robert J. Spinner, Joel P. Felmlee, Kimberly K. Amrami

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MRI of the peripheral nerves continues to grow technologically and in clinical use. This article reviews the technological aspects and basic interpretation of high-resolution MR imaging of the upper extremity nerves. These techniques work with 1.5-, or preferably 3-T, scanners regardless of vendors. The article also includes selected pitfalls in the interpretation of upper extremity nerve MRI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)160-167
Number of pages8
JournalSeminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2015



  • neurography
  • peripheral nerve MRI
  • upper extremity entrapments
  • upper extremity neuropathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Howe, B. M., Spinner, R. J., Felmlee, J. P., & Amrami, K. K. (2015). High-resolution imaging of upper limb neuropathies. Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology, 19(2), 160-167. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0035-1545078