Neuromuscular ultrasound in clinical practice: A review.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Neuromuscular ultrasound (NMUS) is becoming a standard element in the evaluation of peripheral nerve and muscle disease. When obtained simultaneously to electrodiagnostic studies, it provides dynamic, structural information that can refine a diagnosis or identify a structural etiology. NMUS can improve patient care for those with mononeuropathies, polyneuropathy, motor neuron disease and muscle disorders. In this article, we present a practical guide to the basics of NMUS and its clinical application. Basic ultrasound physics, scanning techniques and clinical applications are reviewed, along with current challenges.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gonzalez, NL; Hobson-Webb, LD

Published Date

  • 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 4 /

Start / End Page

  • 148 - 163

PubMed ID

  • 31886438

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC6921231

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2467-981X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.cnp.2019.04.006

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands