Ultrasound of peripheral nerves

Hernández-Vásquez A, García Martí S, Ciapponi A, Pichon-Riviere A, Augustovski F, Alcaraz A, Bardach A, López A, Rey-Ares L
Record ID 32016000905
Authors' recommendations: No high-quality studies assessing ultrasound versus nuclear magnetic resonance in peripheral nerve assessment have been found. There is more evidence on the use of ultrasound in carpal tunnel syndrome and it suggests that it would not be an adequate diagnostic alternative when compared with electromyography. Some clinical practice guidelines consider ultrasound is a second-line diagnostic procedure after electromyography and conduction tests when assessing peripheral never pathologies such as the carpal tunnel syndrome. The coverage policies do not consider it for coverage.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2016
URL for published report: www.iecs.org.ar/home-ets/
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Argentina
MeSH Terms
  • Humans
  • High-Energy Shock Waves
  • Peripheral Nerves
  • Ultrasonics
Organisation Name: Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy
Contact Address: Dr. Emilio Ravignani 2024, Buenos Aires - Argentina, C1414 CABA
Contact Name: info@iecs.org.ar
Contact Email: info@iecs.org.ar
Copyright: Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS)
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