January-February 2016

Introduction

Spine Trauma

Guest Editor Lubdha Shah

Guest EditorLubdha Shah

Guest Editor Adam Flanders

Guest EditorAdam Flanders

Increased accessibility and improved image quality have increased the use of medical imaging, particularly in emergency departments.1,2 However, with the rising medical costs and burden on the health care system, … more »

Spine

Reliability of the STIR Sequence for Acute Type II Odontoid Fractures

Forrest Lensing

Forrest Lensing

As the use of MR imaging in the emergency department increases, it has become increasingly important to recognize the pitfalls associated with MR imaging in the acute setting. We arrived at our research topic after seeing several elderly patients imaged acutely with MRI of the cervical … more »

Spine

Marrow Edema Variability in Acute Spine Fractures

Mark Brinckman

Mark Brinckman

We chose to investigate the utility of marrow edema in the setting of acute fractures when we began to recognize some patients at our institution had known acute spine fractures on routine CT imaging, but when subsequently imaged by MRI, they lacked the presence of marrow … more »