Cervical spine magnetic resonance imaging in alert, neurologically intact trauma patients with persistent midline tenderness and negative computed tomography results

Helen Ackland, Peter Cameron, Dinesh Kumar Varma, Gregory Fitt, David Cooper, Rory St John Wolfe, Gregory Michael Malham, Jeffrey Rosenfeld, Owen Douglas Williamson, Susan Liew

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Abstract

We aim to determine the prevalence and factors associated with cervical discoligamentous injuries detected on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in acute, alert, neurologically intact trauma patients with computed tomography (CT) imaging negative for acute injury and persistent midline cervical spine tenderness. We present the cross-sectional analysis of baseline information collected as a component of a prospective observational study.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)521 - 530
Number of pages10
JournalAnnals of Emergency Medicine
Volume58
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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