Ultrasound Use In Focal Nerve Disease

What we are studying

The purpose of this research study is to determine if the use of ultrasound on nerves and muscles, in combination with traditional electrodiagnostic studies (which are methods of obtaining information about nerve disease by measuring the electrical activity of nerves and muscles), on patients with a focal nerve disease could prove to be a helpful tool for more accurate diagnosis. Ultrasound is an emerging technology currently being used here at Wake Forest School of Medicine, however it is not typically performed in other clinics and is not considered standard of care. We hope the results of this study may support the use of neuromuscular ultrasound and eventually improve patient care.

Who we are studying

  • Men and Women
  • Races:
    • White
    • African American
    • Asian
    • American Indian or Alaska Native
    • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
    • Other
  • All Ethnicities
  • Ages 18+

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must have a Focal Neuropathy

What is involved

  • 6 month time commitment



Contact Information

Study Coordinator
Jessica Bargoil

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