Magnetic resonance imaging of acute spinal cord injury
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Magnetic resonance imaging of acute spinal cord injury is described. The traumatized cord segment was clearly shown as a hyperintensity in a T2-weighted image whereas it appeared as an isointensity in a moderately T1-weighted image. This different sensitivity may result from parenchymal hemorrhagic tissue and edematous changes due to direct trauma. Hyperintense tissue was also seen in the retro-pharyngeal and-tracheal spaces.
Key wordsMagnetic resonance (MR) Spinal cord injuries Spinal injuries Intervertebral disks
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