Should an MR scan be performed routinely after a normal clearance CT scan in the trauma patient? Experience with 59 cases

@article{Kihiczak2001ShouldAM,
  title={Should an MR scan be performed routinely after a normal clearance CT scan in the trauma patient? Experience with 59 cases},
  author={Danylo Kihiczak and Robert A. Novelline and James N Lawrason and Thomas Ptak and James T. Rhea and Richard Sacknoff},
  journal={Emergency Radiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={8},
  pages={276-278}
}
Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is not routinely used to exclude ligamentous and other soft tissue injury in the unconscious trauma patient. In order to determine the frequency and types of soft tissue injuries detected by MR imaging but not by computed tomography (CT), we performed a retrospective investigation comparing the MR findings in 59 trauma patients, either alert or unconscious, who previously had undergone a negative clearance multislice CT study of the cervical spine. Six patients… CONTINUE READING

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