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NerveVIEW imaging of right L5 radiculopathy

Case Study
Tanji, Hajime Northern Fukushima Medical Center • Japan
Yabuki, Shoji, MD, DMSc Fukushima Medical University School of Medecine • Japan

Patient history

After a previous successful surgical operation to treat a lumbar disk hernia, this patient still had strong numbness from right hip to the lower extremity.

MR examination

The patient then underwent MRI with 3D NerveVIEW on Achieva 3.0T dStream at Northern Fukushima Medical Center.

Voxel size of 3D NerveVIEW was 0.99 x 1.07 x 1.25 mm rec, scan time 5:47 min.


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The NerveVIEW images helped to identify the cause of pain, being L5/S1 (extraforaminal) far lateral lumbar disc herniation.

Based on these findings, the patient underwent a second surgery, after which symptoms significantly improved.





FieldStrength article: Direct visualization of nerves can influence surgery decisions





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 dStream
dStream, hernia, Lumbar spine, MR neurography, nerve root, NerveVIEW, Neuro, radiculopathy, Spine

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