Spinal Trauma

J. Randy Jinkins1, David D. Stark1

1 Downstate Medical Center, State University of New York, Brooklyn, New York
Publication Name:  Current Protocols in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Unit Number:  Unit A8.6
DOI:  10.1002/0471142719.mia0806s05
Online Posting Date:  August, 2002
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Abstract

This unit presents a basic protocol for conventional and fast spin echo imaging of spine for detecting spinal trauma. MR demonstrates traumatic change quite well within the spinal cord and epidural tissues. An alternate protocol is presented based on contrast enhanced acquisitions where MRI scan that has findings that do not match the clinical findings.

     
 
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Table of Contents

  • Basic Protocol 1: Conventional Fast Spin Echo and Gradient‐Recalled Echo Acquisitions
  • Alternate Protocol 1: Contrast Enhanced Acquisitions
  • Commentary
  • Literature Cited
  • Figures
  • Tables
     
 
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Materials

Basic Protocol 1: Conventional Fast Spin Echo and Gradient‐Recalled Echo Acquisitions

  Materials
  • Normal saline (0.9% NaCl), sterile
  • Extravascular contrast agent (e.g., Magnevist, Omniscan, or Prohance)
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Literature Cited

Literature Cited
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