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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 254-258
Role of ultrasound in evaluation of peripheral nerves


1 Dr. Joshi's Imaging Clinic, 809, Harjivandas Estate, Dadar East, Hindu Colony, Dadar East, Mumbai, India
2 Dr. Laud's Clinic and Lilavati Hospital, Bandra, Mumbai, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0971-3026.137037

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Ultrasonography (USG) is an excellent cost-effective modality in imaging of peripheral nerves. With the newer high-frequency probes with different footprints which allow high-resolution imaging at relatively superficial location, USG can detect and evaluate traumatic, inflammatory, infective, neoplastic, and compressive pathologies of the peripheral nerves. This article describes the technique for evaluation of nerves by USG as well as the USG appearances of normal and diseased peripheral nerves.


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