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Radiol Clin North Am. 2007 May;45(3):561-79, ix.

Occult fractures of extremities.

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Department of Radiology, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA. joong-ahn@uiowa.edu

Abstract

Recent advances in cross-sectional imaging, particularly in CT and MR imaging, have given these modalities a prominent role in the diagnosis of fractures of the extremities. This article describes the clinical application and imaging features of cross-sectional imaging (CT and MR imaging) in the evaluation of patients who have occult fractures of the extremities. Although CT or MR imaging is not typically required for evaluation of acute fractures, these modalities could be helpful in the evaluation of the occult osseous injuries in which radiographic findings are equivocal or inconclusive.

PMID:
17601509
DOI:
10.1016/j.rcl.2007.04.008
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