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Application progress of MRI in demonstrating the facial nerve in the parotid gland
WANG Yihua  WANG Lijun 

Cite this article as: WANG Y H, WANG L J. Application progress of MRI in demonstrating the facial nerve in the parotid gland[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2023, 14(3): 165-169. DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2023.03.030.

[Abstract] The facial nerve in the parotid gland has a complex course and is difficult to distinguish from the surrounding anatomical structures. With the application of magnetic resonance neurography (MRN) sequences, anatomical MRN and functional MRN techniques were used to demonstrate the facial nerve in the parotid gland, which improved the demonstration rate, and helped for identifying the neural lesions and evaluating the relationship between facial nerve and peripheral lesions. This article reviews the MRN imaging technique of facial nerve in parotid gland and its clinical application in recent years, aiming to provide multi-angle information for the improvement of MRN in parotid segmental facial nerve.
[Keywords] parotid gland;facial nerve;magnetic resonance imaging;magnetic resonance neurography;diffusion tensor tractography

WANG Yihua   WANG Lijun*  

Department of Radiology, First Affiliated Hospital of Dalian Medical University, Dalian 116011, China

Corresponding author: Wang LJ, E-mail:

Conflicts of interest   None.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Medical Education Research Project of Liaoning Province (No. 2022-N005-05).
Received  2022-11-29
Accepted  2023-03-03
DOI: 10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2023.03.030
Cite this article as: WANG Y H, WANG L J. Application progress of MRI in demonstrating the facial nerve in the parotid gland[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2023, 14(3): 165-169. DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2023.03.030.

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