High-Resolution Sonography of the Peripheral Nervous System

  • Siegfried Peer
  • Gerd Bodner

Part of the Medical Radiology Diagnostic Imaging book series (MEDRAD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. H. Gruber, P. Kovacs
    Pages 13-36
  3. S. Peer, S. Kiechl, G. Bodner
    Pages 37-59
  4. G. Bodner, S. Peer
    Pages 61-81
  5. S. Peer, G. Bodner
    Pages 83-94
  6. P. Kovacs, H. Gruber, G. Bodner
    Pages 95-105
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 135-140

About this book


 Diagnostic sonography of the peripheral nervous system is an evolving specialty of musculoskeletal ultrasound. This book provides an in-depth description of sonographic examination technique -- how to access an individual nerve with sonography and how to interpret local findings. A particular focus is on sonographic-anatomic correlations, based on the use of anatomic cadaver cryosections and comparative sonograms. All currently possible clinical applications are addressed, including the evaluation of nerve compression syndromes, traumatic lesions, tumors, and postoperative complications. A special section is dedicated to interventional procedures and sonographic guidance in anesthesia. In addition, two experts give a basic introduction to electrophysiologic testing and peripheral nerve surgery. The book contains a huge number of high-quality patient sonograms, all derived from cases with clinical and in many instances surgical correlation.


Nervous System Tumor anatomic correlation anatomy anesthesia classification clinical application complication cranial nerves diseases of the peripheral nervous system peripheral nervous system sonography surgery trauma ultrasound

Editors and affiliations

  • Siegfried Peer
    • 1
  • Gerd Bodner
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Section for Diagnostic and Interventional SonographyUniversity Hospital InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-05040-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-05038-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0942-5373
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