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Three-Dimensional MR Imaging of the Brachial Plexus

Delattre, Benedicte A
Dietemann, Jean-Louis
Published in Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiolog. 2015, vol. 19, no. 2, p. 137-48
Abstract Pathologic conditions of the brachial plexus often result in serious and disabling complications. With the increasing availability and use of new and powerful MRI sequences and coils, understanding and assessment of the complex anatomy and pathology of the brachial plexus have been greatly facilitated. These new technical developments have led to an improved assessment of brachial plexus lesions, thereby improving patient care. In this article we describe various MRI techniques for the evaluation of the brachial plexus obtained at 1.5 T and 3 T, and we explain differences and similarities between sequences and protocols performed on MRI equipment from different vendors. The main characteristics of pathologic conditions affecting the brachial plexus are discussed and illustrated, as well as their differential diagnoses, with an emphasis on key imaging findings and relevance for patient management. Pitfalls related to suboptimal technique and image interpretation are also addressed.
PMID: 25764238
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VARGAS GOMEZ, Maria Isabel et al. Three-Dimensional MR Imaging of the Brachial Plexus. In: Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiolog, 2015, vol. 19, n° 2, p. 137-48. doi: 10.1055/s-0035-1546300 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:55263

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