ACR appropriateness criteria acute hip pain-suspected fracture.

  title={ACR appropriateness criteria acute hip pain-suspected fracture.},
  author={Robert J. Ward and Barbara N. Weissman and Mark J. Kransdorf and Ronald S. Adler and Marc Appel and Laura W. Bancroft and Stephanie A. Bernard and Michael A Bruno and Ian Blair Fries and William B. Morrison and Timothy J. Mosher and Catherine C. Roberts and Stephen C. Scharf and Michael J. Tuite and Adam C. Zoga},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR},
  volume={11 2},
Substantial cost, morbidity, and mortality are associated with acute proximal femoral fracture and may be reduced through an optimized diagnostic imaging workup. Radiography represents the primary diagnostic test of choice for the evaluation of acute hip pain. In middle aged and elderly patients with negative radiographs, the evidence indicates MRI to be the next diagnostic imaging study to exclude a proximal femoral fracture. CT, because of its relative decreased sensitivity, is only indicated… CONTINUE READING
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