Imaging suspected cervical spine injury: Plain radiography or computed tomography? Systematic review

Radiography, pp. 68-77, 2010.

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injurydiagnostic accuracycomputed tomographyplain radiographycervical spineMore(3+)

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Conclusion CT is superior to plain radiography in the detection of CSI. However, the optimal imaging strategy depends on the patients' relative risk of injury. If at high-risk cervical CT is indicated. If at low-risk the increased cost and radiation exposure mean that screening CT may not be warranted, good-quality plain radiographs are s...More

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