What is the Value of MRI After Acute Spinal Cord Injury?

Your spine is made up of bones stabilized by multiple ligaments and muscles along its length. The spinal cord resides in the spinal canal. It is a complex structure that allows neurological impulses to travel bi-directionally between the brain and the rest of the body.¬†Acute spinal cord injuries (SCI) occur when an event such as a motor vehicle accident causes damage to the cord. Depending on the extent of damage and other factors, consequences can range from mild to permanently disabling or deadly. Current clinical practice guidelines state that Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) be performed in adults with acute SCI before surgery and, when possible, to enhance clinical decision making. Despite this, skepticism still exists regarding the routine use of MRI following acute SCI,…

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