3T MR neurography using three-dimensional diffusion-weighted PSIF: technical issues and advantages

Skeletal Radiol. 2011 Oct;40(10):1355-60. doi: 10.1007/s00256-011-1162-y. Epub 2011 Apr 15.


Three-dimensional (3D) diffusion-weighted reversed fast imaging with steady state precession (3D DW-PSIF) MR sequence has the potential to create nerve-specific images. The authors describe the technical issues and their initial experience with this imaging technique employed for peripheral MR neurography.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Neuritis* / pathology
  • Tarsal Bones / pathology
  • Tibial Nerve* / pathology