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Imaging

Joong Mo Ahn, Yusuf Menda and Georges Y. El-Khoury

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.0010

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Imaging

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Each modality of imaging—digital radiography, multidetector computed tomography (MDCT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, and nuclear medicine studies—has its own advantages and disadvantages

Conventional radiography is the best for initial evaluation of a musculoskeletal problem

MDCT rapid survey of multiple trauma patients is easily performed using the new high speed computed tomography scanners

MRI is the imaging modality of choice for internal derangement of the knee and other soft tissue injuries

Radionuclide bone imaging is most suitable for screening the whole skeleton for metastases

Positron emission tomography is useful for identification of tumour, inflammation, and infection.

Chapter.  7116 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ; Clinical Radiology

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