Imaging con risonanza magnetica nel muscolo denervato. Studio preliminare.

Translated title of the contribution: Magnetic resonance imaging in denervated muscle. A preliminary study

E. Fanucci, S. Masala, R. Floris, A. Apruzzese, L. Gagliarducci, A. Orlacchio, C. Iani, G. Simonetti

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Ten patients with various forms of peripheral neuropathy and spinal radiculopathy were examined with MRI using a low-field permanent magnet (0.2 T) and spin echo (SE)/inversion recovery (IR) sequences, with an adequate inversion time to suppress healthy muscle signal. In acute denervation MR sensitivity was low on both sequences; in subacute denervation the damaged muscle was more intense than the healthy muscle only on IR sequences. MRI adequately depicted fatty infiltration in chronic denervation. In conclusion, MRI is a promising tool for mapping and noninvasively monitoring denervated motor units in skeletal muscles, whose role is currently complementary to that of electromyography.

Translated title of the contributionMagnetic resonance imaging in denervated muscle. A preliminary study
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)216-220
Number of pages5
JournalRadiologia Medica
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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