<< Cervical Spinal Injury In Pediatric Blunt Trauma Patients: Management In The Emergency Department (Trauma CME)

Diagnostic Studies

Due to the relative rarity of spinal injuries in children, any universal imaging policy will necessarily have very low yield.28 Questions surrounding the need for imaging and which imaging is most appropriate for the cervical spine have been the subject of a reasonable amount of conjecture and research. Although much of the research has focused on adults, there are important studies in pediatrics and some conclusions can be drawn from the adult data.

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