Localisation of the gold acupuncture needle inserted into the Shen mai point on the right ankle. A small image attenuation defect can be observed at the site where the needle was inserted (arrow). The tip of the needle was located close to the tendons of the peroneal muscles at the fibular malleolus. It should be noted, that the fibulo-maleolar ligament has not been reached. MRI acquisition data: TR = 500, TE = 11, flip = 150, TH = 2, TF = 3, FOV = 170, MA = 384.
Moncayo et al. BMC Medical Imaging 2007 7:4 doi:10.1186/1471-2342-7-4