MR Neurography
MRI of the peripheral nerves

Do you suffer from pain, and your doctors could not find the cause despite various examinations? This pain is often chronic and can occur in several places simultaneously without responding to medication. Paralysis or a lack of sensation in your hands or feet often accompanies the pain. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the nerves (also MR neurography) at ARISTRA can precisely localise or exclude causes for your pain.
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Illustration MRI Nerves

Symptoms for which MR neurography may be appropriate

  • Unclear pain - when your doctor cannot find any cause despite various examinations.
  • Persistent (chronic) pain
  • Pain in several places at the same time (polyneuropathies)
  • Sharp pains and sensations in the fingers and hands
  • Sharp pains and sensations in the legs and feet
  • Severe pain that does not respond to medication
  • Paralysis
Illustration MRI Nerves
Experts for peripheral nerves
Dr. med. Michael Ho
Dr. med. Michael Ho

Certified radiology specialist
Expert for Peripheral Nerves
Dr. med. Michael Ho is a certified radiology specialist. He has worked clinically and scientifically on peripheral nerve imaging at the University Hospital Heidelberg. Most recently, he worked at University Hospital Zurich, among others, and is an expert in this field. He is the managing director and co-founder of ARISTRA.
Dr. med. Michael Ho is a certified radiology specialist. He is an expert in peripheral nerve imaging and the managing director and co-founder of ARISTRA.
Prof. Dr. med. Wibke Müller-Forell
Prof. Dr. med. Wibke Müller-Forell

Certified specialist for radiology
Expert for the orbita
Prof. Dr. med. Wibke Müller-Forell is Professor Emeritus at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz. There she was acting head of the Institute for Neuroradiology. Her clinical focus is on diseases of the orbita, MR diagnostics of the central nervous system, and interventional stroke therapy.
Prof. Wibke Müller-Forell is Professor Emeritus at the University Mainz, where she was acting head of the Institute for Neuroradiology.
Prof. Dr. med. Philipp Bäumer
Prof. Dr. med. Philipp Bäumer

Certified specialist for radiology and neuroradiology
Expert for Neuroradiology
Prof. Dr. med. Philipp Bäumer is a specialist in radiology with an additional specialisation in neuroradiology. He completed his habilitation in neuroradiology at the University of Heidelberg, where he acquired great expertise in the imaging of peripheral nerves over many years.
Prof. Dr. med. Philipp Bäumer is a specialist in radiology with an additional qualification in neuroradiology. He is an expert in the imaging of peripheral nerves.
PD Dr. med. Johann-Martin Hempel
PD Dr. med. Johann-Martin Hempel

Certified radiology specialist
Expert in neuroradiology and head and neck radiology
PD Dr. med. Johann-Martin Hempel is an expert in neuroradiology and head and neck radiology. He practised for many years at the University Hospital of the Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen, where he completed his habilitation.
PD Dr. med. Johann-Martin Hempel is an expert in neuroradiology and head and neck radiology. He practised at the University Hospital in Tübingen for many years.
With MR neurography (also Nerve MRI), our radiologists examine affected regions of the body specifically. For example, the nerves can be visualised starting from the upper spine/neck via the arm-nerve plexus and the arm down to the fingers. In addition, we also examine the neighbouring anatomical structures such as joints, bones and muscles.

Pain can occur in very different ways. For example, it can "pull" or "shoot" from one region to another, such as from the lower back to the toes. However, it can also be limited to individual areas of the body and occur only at rest or only with exertion.

MR neurography is often the best examination method for initiating a suitable therapy to eliminate or alleviate your pain. The nerve MRI can be used to visualise longer sections of nerves precisely. With this scan, our experts can assess a nerve's condition down to the nerve bundle's level. In addition, we can clarify alternative causes for the respective pain.

Our peripheral nerve experts plan the MR examination carefully according to your pain history. Our lab technicians will scan you in the supine position, which usually takes about 45 minutes.

If necessary, we can also carry out targeted pain therapies under direct control in the MR scanner or ultrasound. In addition, ARISTRA offers counselling and second opinions for diseases of the nervous system.

The MRI examinations of the nerves at ARISTRA are continuously developed in cooperation with internationally recognised experts in neurological imaging. This means the images can be taken on-site using the most modern imaging technology and the latest scientific knowledge. Our neuroradiology experts evaluate your images.

MR Neurography » At a glance

The ARISTRA specialists look forward to welcoming you on-site. A pleasant atmosphere, short waiting times and personal medical care during the examination await you in the modern practice rooms.
Duration and price
approx. 30 minutes
Upon request*
Examination
Radiation-free
Quick appointment
* Prices depend on the individual case. Furthermore, we must consider your insurance status and whether you are a national or international customer. In most locations in Germany, we can only work with patients who have private insurance or are self-paying.

MR Neurography Images

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