State-of-the-art technology allows physicians at the Peripheral Nerve Center at Mount Sinai Beth Israel to clearly view the peripheral nerves and assess their function for accurate diagnosis and for precision during surgery. Such innovations include:
- Magnetic Resonance Neurography, which uses MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) technology is specially modified to produce cross-sections of the body’s nerves. Magnetic resonance neurography allows the Center’s physicians to distinguish peripheral nerves from their surrounding tissue, as well as damaged nerves from healthy nerves.
Electrodiagnostic studies, which use electrophysiological tests to measure the electrical properties of tissues to help diagnose damage to peripheral nerves.
Intraoperative monitoring, which uses electrophysiological tests to monitor peripheral nerve function during surgery. These detections allow the Center’s surgeon to continuously check the consequences of action taken during the operation in order to protect the nerve function.