Occult and secondary injuries missed by plain radiography of the cervical spine in blunt trauma patients

@article{Mower2001OccultAS,
  title={Occult and secondary injuries missed by plain radiography of the cervical spine in blunt trauma patients},
  author={William R Mower and Jong Yang Oh and Michael I. Zucker and Jerome R. Hoffman},
  journal={Emergency Radiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={8},
  pages={200-206}
}
Background: Plain radiography does not visualize every cervical spine injury sustained by blunt trauma victims. The purpose of this study was to examine the prevalence and types of injuries missed by plain radiographs of the cervical spine and determine how frequently such radiography fails to detect any cervical spine injury. Methods: Images from all radiographic studies performed on blunt trauma victims presenting to 21 participating institutions were reviewed to compile an exhaustive list of… CONTINUE READING