Helical computed tomography alone compared with plain radiographs with adjunct computed tomography to evaluate the cervical spine after high-energy trauma

  • McCulloch P
  • France J
  • Jones D
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Abstract

Although helical computed tomography has a limited ability to detect pure ligamentous injury, it can be safely used without plain radiographs to evaluate the cervical spine for osseous abnormalities such as fractures and dislocations after high-energy trauma.

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Authors

  • Patrick T. McCulloch

  • John France

  • Dina L. Jones

  • William Krantz

  • Thuan Phuong Nguyen

  • Craig Chambers

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