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Neuroradiology

, Volume 29, Issue 3, pp 252–255 | Cite as

Magnetic resonance imaging of acute spinal cord injury

Report of three cases
  • S. Kadoya
  • T. Nakamura
  • S. Kobayashi
  • I. Yamamoto
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Summary

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 words

Magnetic resonance (MR) Spinal cord injuries Spinal injuries Intervertebral disks 

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© Springer-Verlag 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Kadoya
    • 1
  • T. Nakamura
    • 1
  • S. Kobayashi
    • 1
  • I. Yamamoto
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurosurgery and RadiologyKanazawa Medical UniversityUchinadaJapan

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