Lumbar fractures in adult blunt trauma: axial and single-slice helical abdominal and pelvic computed tomographic scans versus portable plain films.

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BACKGROUND Our hypothesis was that abdominal and pelvic computed tomographic (AP-CT) scans are equivalent to portable two-view plain films in detecting lumbar spine fractures in adults. Since many trauma patients often undergo AP-CT scanning to evaluate for possible intra-abdominal injuries, using the AP-CT scan to screen for lumbar fractures could make the… (More)

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@article{Rhee2002LumbarFI, title={Lumbar fractures in adult blunt trauma: axial and single-slice helical abdominal and pelvic computed tomographic scans versus portable plain films.}, author={Peter M. Rhee and Amy Bridgeman and Jos{\'e} L. Acosta and Susan C. Kennedy and Dennis Wang and Jonahan Sarveswaran and James T. Rhea}, journal={The Journal of trauma}, year={2002}, volume={53 4}, pages={663-7; discussion 667} }