Diagnostic value of magnetic resonance imaging in whiplash injury

Y. Fujimura, Morio Matsumoto

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Abstract

This study was designed to investigate the diagnostic value of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the cervical spine in acute whiplash injury. The subjects were 506 patients with acute whiplash injury, with 497 asymptomatic volunteers as a control group. No difference in the occurrence of signs of disc degeneration or cord compression were observed between the whiplash injury and control groups. The correlation between the appearance of these signs and the subject's age was, however, significant. In addition, ligament injuries were found in only 0.8% of the patients. We conclude that the diagnostic value of MRI in acute whiplash injury is limited.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-180
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Medical Journal
Volume4
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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Whiplash Injuries
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Intervertebral Disc Degeneration
Control Groups
Ligaments
Volunteers
Spine
Wounds and Injuries

Keywords

  • Cervical spine
  • Disc degeneration
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Whiplash injury

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  • Medicine(all)

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Diagnostic value of magnetic resonance imaging in whiplash injury. / Fujimura, Y.; Matsumoto, Morio.

In: International Medical Journal, Vol. 4, No. 3, 1997, p. 177-180.

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