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1

What do stable and unstable injuries present as at the cervical spine?

Stable = intact posterior spinal ligament

Unstable = displacement (fracture/dislocation)

2

Radiographs are the initial imaging study for all cervical spine patients except _______. What imaging is used for these patients?

High Risk trauma patients

Evaluated by CT scan

3

List 2 types of CT images that can evaluate for multi system trauma.

Head CT for the brain

Thoracic-abdomen-pelvis (TAP)

4

List 2 clinical decision rules for the cervical spine.

National Emergency Utilization X-ray Study (NEXUS)

Canadian C-Spine Rule (CCR)

5

What 2 presentations have been researched in the ACR for the cervical spine?

Suspected spine trauma

Myelopathy

6

What 3 pathologies have diagnostic imaging pathways been developed for at the cervical spine?

Non traumatic neck pain

Adult Head Injury

Possible Cervical Spine Injury

7

What are the 2 purposes of a clinical decision rule?

1. To determine if patient has potential for significant cervical injury

2. To determine whether radiographic imaging in necessary

8

What the purpose of ACR Appropriateness Criteria?

Assist clinicians in choosing which imaging to order

9

Diagnostic Imaging Pathways are ________ tools.

Decision support tools

10

List the 5 X-ray views for the c-spine.

AP upper
AP lower
Lateral
Oblique
Stress View

11

List the 3 MRI/CT scan views for the c-spine.

Coronal
Axial
Sagittal