Acute Spinal Trauma

  • Pia C. Sundgren
  • Adam E. Flanders


Injuries to the spinal column and the spinal cord are a major cause of disability, affecting predominately (60%) affecting young healthy males between 15 and 35 years of age. This prevalence has important socioeconomic consequences and the costs of lifetime care and rehabilitation are extremely high.


Cervical Spine Cervical Spine Injury Burst Fracture Acute Spinal Cord Injury Gradient Recall Echo 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pia C. Sundgren
    • 1
  • Adam E. Flanders
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Michigan Health SystemsAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyThomas Jefferson University HospitalPhiladelphiaUSA

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