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《Chinese Medical Equipment Journal》 2008-07
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Clinical Application of Brachial Plexus MRI Technology

KONG Fan-biao (General Hospital of the 2nd Artilerry, Beijing 100088, China)  
Objective To investigate the brachial plexus magnetic resonance imaging technology and its clinical value. Methods The 1.5T magnetic resonance was used on 60 patients with brachial plexus scanning, according to the situation of each lesion with a multi-angle, multidimensional and surface reconstruction, etc. Results In 60 patients, there were 50 cases of traumatic lesions, including 6 cases of nerve normal phenotype, 12 cases of nerve degeneration, 8 cases of the neural scarring, and 24 cases of absent of nerve. There were 10 cases of non-traumatic lesions, including 7 cases of cancer, 3 cases of inflammation. All sequence image formation was clear. After 3D sequence images were reconstructed by post-processing,the brachial plexus nerve root and ganglion showed significantly higher rates. Conclusion MRI examination brachial plexus is a very effective technology to accurately display brachial plexus and its related structures. As an ideal new non-invasive imaging method, the brachial plexus in the diagnosis and treatment is of great significance.
【CateGory Index】: TH774
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