Using magnetic resonance imaging to accurately assess injury to the posterior ligamentous complex of the spine: a prospective comparison of the surgeon and radiologist.

@article{Rihn2010UsingMR,
  title={Using magnetic resonance imaging to accurately assess injury to the posterior ligamentous complex of the spine: a prospective comparison of the surgeon and radiologist.},
  author={Jeffrey A. Rihn and Nuo Yang and Charles F Fisher and Davor D Saravanja and Harvey P Smith and William B. Morrison and James A Harrop and Alexander R Vacaro},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Spine},
  year={2010},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={391-6}
}
OBJECT Magnetic resonance imaging has been proposed as a powerful technique for assessing the integrity of the posterior ligamentous complex (PLC) in spinal trauma. Because MR imaging is often used to determine appropriate treatment, it is important to determine the accuracy and reliability of MR imaging in diagnosing PLC disruption. The purpose of this study is to compare the ability of the radiologist and surgeon to assess disruption of the PLC in the setting of acute cervical and… CONTINUE READING