Thoracolumbar spine fractures in patients who have sustained severe trauma: depiction with multi-detector row CT.

@article{Wintermark2003ThoracolumbarSF,
  title={Thoracolumbar spine fractures in patients who have sustained severe trauma: depiction with multi-detector row CT.},
  author={Max Wintermark and Elyazid Mouhsine and Nicolas Theumann and Philippe Mordasini and Guy van Melle and Pierre François Leyvraz and Pierre Schnyder},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={227 3},
  pages={681-9}
}
PURPOSE To determine if multi-detector row computed tomography (CT) can replace conventional radiography and be performed alone in severe trauma patients for the depiction of thoracolumbar spine fractures. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred consecutive severe trauma patients who underwent conventional radiography of the thoracolumbar spine as well as thoracoabdominal multi-detector row CT were prospectively identified. Conventional radiographs were reviewed independently by three radiologists… CONTINUE READING

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