MR Imaging of Peripheral Nerves: Highlighting the Techniques, Indications and Limitations.
Ali Naraghi is staff radiologist in the Division of Musculoskeletal Radiology at the Toronto Joint Department of Medical Imaging at University Health Network, Mount Sinai Hospital and Women’s College Hospitals at University of Toronto. He received his medical degree from the University of London, UK and undertook a residency in diagnostic imaging at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London. He completed his fellowship training in musculoskeletal radiology at University of Toronto and he currently holds the rank of assistant professor at University of Toronto. His academic interests include imaging of neuromuscular disease, inflammatory arthritis and sports injuries. He is the recipient of multiple grants for his research work including a CIHR grant for assessment of knee arthritis.
During this presentation, advances in MRI techniques enabling high resolution imaging of the peripheral nerves will be discussed. Imaging appearances of a variety of peripheral nerve disorders will be described with an emphasis on traumatic, inflammatory and entrapment neuropathies. Limitations and potential utility of MR neurography in clinical practice will be presented.
At the end of the session, participants will be able to:
- Describe the MRI techniques utilized for imaging evaluation of peripheral nerves
- Discuss the imaging features of peripheral nerve disorders
- Describe the benefits and limitations of MR neurography in assessment of patients with peripheral nerve disease
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This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Canadian Association of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. You may claim a maximum of 1.0 hours (credits are automatically calculated).
Declaration of conflict of interest: None