PHILIPS Direct 3D Visualization of Nerves can Influence Surgery Decisions
With the PHILIPS 3D NerveVIEW method adds information when diagnosing atypical herniations. The additional insights changed the way of working and benefit their patient care.
NerveVIEW may help when other sequences are inconclusive.
In patients with lower extremity neurological symptoms, NerveVIEW helps us to determine the disease matching the patient’s symptoms by directly visualizing the nerves. We use the sequence mainly, when there is suspicion of intraforaminal stenosis, extraforaminal stenosis or lateral disc herniation, which is often based on routine T2- and T1-weighted images. Additionally, the excellent depiction of the course of nerves makes NerveVIEW a good navigator when applying treatment such as block therapy or surgery.
NerveVIEW can clearly show nerve courses and presence of nerve compression. Where a good spatial resolution is required
3D NerveVIEW achieves high resolution and we use its source images instead of adding fat-suppressed T2W
Implementing NerveVIEW without lengthening exam time. This is important for patients with severe lower extremity symptoms.
The sequence facilitates diagnosis of lower extremity pain and informs our decision-making regarding therapy and surgery.
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