MR Imaging of the Nerves of the Upper Extremity: Elbow to Wrist

Benjamin Matthew Howe, Robert J. Spinner, Joel P. Felmlee, Matthew A. Frick

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The peripheral nervous system is susceptible to a diverse array of pathologic insults, broadly categorizable into those entities intrinsic to the nerves themselves, either primarily arising within the nerve(s) or direct involvement of the nerve(s) secondary to a systemic process, and those processes external to the nerve(s) proper but affecting them extrinsically via mass effect, such as entrapment neuropathies. The soft tissue contrast inherent to high-quality MR imaging allows for outstanding visualization of the peripheral nervous system and surrounding structures. This review focuses on the use of MR imaging in the diagnosis and management of peripheral nerve disorders of the upper extremity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)469-478
Number of pages10
JournalMagnetic resonance imaging clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1 2015


  • Elbow
  • Entrapment
  • MR imaging
  • Nerve
  • Neuropathy
  • Wrist

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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