3T Magnetic Resonance Neurography of Tibial Nerve Pathologies

Majid Chalian, Theodoros Soldatos, Neda Faridian-Aragh, Eric H. Williams, Gedge D. Rosson, John Eng, John A. Carrino, Avneesh Chhabra

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Diagnosis of tibial neuropathy has been traditionally based on clinical examination and electrodiagnostic studies; however, cross-sectional imaging modalities have been used to increase the diagnostic accuracy and provide anatomic mapping of the abnormalities. In this context, magnetic resonance neurography (MRN) offers high-resolution imaging of the tibial nerve (TN), its branches and the adjacent soft tissues, and provides an objective assessment of the neuromuscular anatomy, abnormality, and the surrounding pathology. This review describes the pathologies affecting the TN and illustrates their respective 3 Tesla (T) MRN appearances with relevant case examples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)296-310
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Neuroimaging
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2013


  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Magnetic resonance neurography
  • Tibial nerve
  • Tibial neuropathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology


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