Spectrum of suprascapular nerve lesions: Normal and abnormal neuromuscular imaging appearances on 3-T MR neurography

Shivani Ahlawat, Vibhor Wadhwa, Allan J. Belzberg, Kiran Batra, Avneesh Chhabra

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. In this article, we will review the normal anatomy and imaging features of various neuromuscular abnormalities related to suprascapular neuropathy. CONCLUSION. Suprascapular neuropathy can be difficult to distinguish from rotator cuff pathology, plexopathy, and radiculopathy. Electrodiagnostic studies are considered the reference standard for diagnosis; however, high-resolution 3-T MR neurography (MRN) can play an important role. MRN enables direct visualization of the nerve and simultaneous assessment of the cervical spine, brachial plexus, and rotator cuff.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)589-601
Number of pages13
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume204
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2015

Keywords

  • Double crush syndrome
  • MR neurography (MRN)
  • Parsonage-Turner syndrome
  • Rotator cuff
  • Suprascapular nerve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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