[Clinical relevance of "bone bruise" detected by MRI following spinal injuries in children].

Abstract

BACKGROUND MRI is a sensitive diagnostic tool, which is especially suited for the diagnosis of vertebral injuries in children since no radiation has to be applied to gonads or blood-producing organs. An indirect sign of vertebral injury is the presence of "bone bruise," an edema of the vertebral body without other bony lesions. The purpose of this study was… (More)

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