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Imaging of Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Trauma 2003

Smith, SE.
Mirvis, SE.
University of Maryland Medical Center and R. Adam Cowley Shock Trauma Center
Baltimore, MD

A pictorial essay of thoracolumbar spine injuries is provided with the following learning objectives:

1. To better understand the various forces of injury that act on the thoracolumbar spine and the resultant characteristic abnormalities on radiographs, as well as advanced imaging (Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging).
2. To review the anatomy of the thoracolumbar spine and adjacent musculature
3. To be able to identify secondary soft tissue or neural complications of thoracolumbar spine injuries.

Principle Author: Smith, SE. (ASSR Member)
Poster previously presented at the RSNA 2002.

Stacy E. Smith, MD
Department of Radiology, University of Maryland Medical Center
22 S Greene Street, Baltimore, MD, 21201
Phone: (410) 328-8133
Email: ssmith@umm.edu