Comparisons of Diagnosis for Occult Fractures with Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Computerized Tomography

  • Ying Li
  • Huo-Yan Wu
  • Zhi-Qiang Jiang
  • Zhang-Song Ou
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 269)

Abstract

Objective-To study comparisons of diagnosis for occult fractures with nuclear magnetic resonance imaging and computerized tomography. Methods-Seventy six cases of patients with bone fracture including 45 males and 31 females were recruited in this study. And the data of X-ray, nuclear magnetic resonance Imaging (MRI) and computerized tomography (CT) were collected. Results-CT examination revealed 61 cases of patients with occult fractures and the accuracy rate was 80.26 %. MRI examination revealed 70 cases of patients with occult fractures and the accuracy rate of diagnosis was 92.11 %. There was no statistically significant difference between two methods in accuracy rates of fractures around the knee and recessive traumatic fracture (P > 0.05). For vertebral fractures and recessive bone fracture, the diagnosis rate of CT were 72.22 and 73.68 %, respectively the diagnosis rate of MRI were 91.67 and 94.74 %, respectively, there was statistically significant difference(P < 0.05). Conclusion-While both computerized tomography and MRI can easily detect the bone fractures that are not recognized from X-ray film and whose clinical signs and symptoms are not clear, MRI can easily detect the occult fractures that are not shown by x-ray film and computerized tomography imaging and it can clarify many types of injuries and thus has high value and clinical applications.

Keywords

Nuclear magnetic resonance imaging Computerized tomography Occult fractures 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ying Li
    • 1
  • Huo-Yan Wu
    • 1
  • Zhi-Qiang Jiang
    • 1
  • Zhang-Song Ou
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OrthopaedicsGuangdong Province Integrative Medicine HospitalGuangdongPeople’s Republic of China

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