What is the role of MRI and CT scanning in the diagnosis of diabetic neuropathy?

Updated: Jan 17, 2020
  • Author: Dianna Quan, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Plexus MRI may be helpful to exclude other problems (eg, tumor) in patients with radiculoplexus neuropathy syndromes. For patients who cannot have MRI, CT myelography is an alternative to exclude compressive lesions and other pathology in the spinal canal. In cranial nerve palsies, brain imaging, usually with MRI, is helpful to exclude intracranial aneurysms, compressive lesions, and infarcts.

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