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MR neurography of lumbar nerve

Case Study
Wang, Guangbin, M.D., Ph.D. Shandong Medical Imaging Reseach Institute • China, People's Republic of

Patient history

A 23-year-old healthy male volunteer underwent MRI neurography (MRN) at Shandong Medical Imaging Research Institute, China, to display the lumbosacral plexus

MR examination

The volunteer was examined on a Release 5.1.7 Achieva 3.0T TX using the 16-channel SENSE XL Torso coil. The patient was positioned head first and supine.

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Images

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MR neurography of the lumbosacral plexus Scan time 3.54 min. <br>
TR 9000 ms, TE 86 ms <br>
Voxels 2.68 x 2.68 x 3.00 mm<br>
FOV 300 x 300 x 240 mm<br>
MR neurography of the lumbosacral plexus
Scan time 3.54 min.
TR 9000 ms, TE 86 ms
Voxels 2.68 x 2.68 x 3.00 mm
FOV 300 x 300 x 240 mm

Diagnosis

MR neurography using DWIBS (diffusion weighted whole body imaging with background body signal suppression) allows clear visualization of lumbosacral plexus in a healthy volunteer.

Clinical impact of MR neurography

MR neurography has high spatial resolution and a large field of view, so it can help to confirm ultrasound findings when they are inconclusive

Related reading

 

Results from case studies are not predictive of results in other cases. Results in other cases may vary.



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Case Study
Achieva 3.0T TX
Release 5
Body, DWIBS, lumbar nerve, MR neurography, MultiTransmit, Neuro, SENSE XL Torso coil
 

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