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Evaluation of traumatic lateral cervical spine computed radiography images: quality control acceptability of images for clinical diagnosis, hardcopy versus high-resolution monitors
Author(s): Robert G. Leckie; Monet R. Sheehy; Lawrence Cade; Fred Goeringer; Chris A. Meyers; James E.S. Parker; Donald V. Smith; Matthew T. Freedman
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Paper Abstract

The computed radiography images of 100 randomly selected traumatic cervical spine series were evaluated. The studies were reviewed on the laser printed hardcopy and 2K monitor soft copy images. In addition to the cervical vertebrae, the cervico-thoracic vertebral body interface must be recognized for a lateral c-spine image to be acceptable. The level of visualization of the spine was on average, 1/2 vertebral body better on the monitor than the hardcopy image. In 8% of cases, this improve visualization allowed clearance of the lateral cervical spine thereby expediting patient care in this critical area. This presentation will cover the quality of images and techniques to improve the success rate for clearing the cervical spine.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 June 1993
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1897, Medical Imaging 1993: Image Capture, Formatting, and Display, (30 June 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.146959
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Robert G. Leckie, U.S. Army Medical Material Agency (United States)
Monet R. Sheehy, U.S. Army Medical Material Agency (United States)
Lawrence Cade, U.S. Army Medical Material Agency (United States)
Fred Goeringer, U.S. Army Medical Material Agency (United States)
Chris A. Meyers, Madigan Army Medical Ctr. (United States)
James E.S. Parker, Madigan Army Medical Ctr. (United States)
Donald V. Smith, Madigan Army Medical Ctr. (United States)
Matthew T. Freedman, Georgetown Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1897:
Medical Imaging 1993: Image Capture, Formatting, and Display
Yongmin Kim, Editor(s)

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