Early diagnosis of occult hip fractures MRI versus CT scan.

  title={Early diagnosis of occult hip fractures MRI versus CT scan.},
  author={Omri Lubovsky and Meir Liebergall and Yoav Mattan and Yoram A. Weil and Rami Mosheiff},
  volume={36 6},
OBJECTIVE We compared Computerised Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in diagnosis of a painful hip in elderly patients after trauma. We report on accuracy, efficiency and benefits. DESIGN We assessed 13 patients, average age 73 years, after fall with plain X-rays showing no evidence of fracture. There were two groups: Group A (six patients) underwent CT and MRI; Group B underwent MRI only. RESULTS In Group A where all of the six patients underwent CT and MRI, four of the… CONTINUE READING


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