Imaging of Spine Fractures With Emphasis on the Craniocervical Junction
Department of Radiology
Musculoskeletal Diseases | Musculoskeletal System | Radiology
Spinal cord injury often times is a catastrophic result of trauma. Delay in diagnosis may result in increased morbidity and mortality. Cross-sectional imaging is now increasingly used as a first-line diagnostic modality in the setting of trauma for recognition of spine fractures and ligamentous injuries that might be missed on routine radiographs. The learning objectives of this article are to review the anatomy of the spine and understand the mechanisms of injury in the cervical, thoracic, and lumbosacral column by applying easy and reproducible classification systems to guide clinical management.
DOI of Published Version
Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 2018 Aug;39(4):324-335. doi: 10.1053/j.sult.2018.04.003. Epub 2018 Apr 16. Link to article on publisher's site
Seminars in ultrasound, CT, and MR
Santos-Nunez G, Lo HS, Kotecha H, Jose J, Abayazeed A. (2018). Imaging of Spine Fractures With Emphasis on the Craniocervical Junction. Radiology Publications and Presentations. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.sult.2018.04.003. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/radiology_pubs/415