Ultrasound imaging for the detection of neuropathy of nerves in the neck

Takeaway

  • Ultrasound imaging successfully visualized target nerves in the neck, with excellent concordance with clinical diagnosis of abnormalities and high agreement with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Why this matters

    This study indicates that ultrasound is a useful imaging technique for neuropathy of nerves in the neck, as a complement to MRI or when MRI is inconclusive or unavailable.