Trauma of the Axial Skeleton

  • Victor N. Cassar-Pullicino
  • Lee F. Rogers


Diagnostic imaging of spinal trauma has been revolutionized as findings obscured in the shadows of radiography have been brought to light by computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). CT illuminates much that was previously unseen and still more that was unsuspected. The cumulative impact of advances in imaging on the initial diagnosis and subsequent treatment of patients with spinal cord injury has been enormous.


Vertebral Body Spinal Injury Burst Fracture Posterior Column Neural Arch 
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Suggested Reading

  1. Cassar-Pullicino V, Imhof E (eds) (2006) Spinal trauma — An imaging approach. Thieme, New York StuttgartGoogle Scholar
  2. Roger LF (ed) (2001) Radiology of skeletal trauma. Churchill Livingston PhiladelphiaGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Italia 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Victor N. Cassar-Pullicino
    • 1
  • Lee F. Rogers
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic ImagingThe Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic and District Hospital NHS TrustOswestryUK
  2. 2.RadiologyUniversity of Arizona School of Health SciencesTucsonUSA

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