We are all aware that whiplash injuries are an extremely controversial area that has attracted much adverse publicity and Government attention. Professor Smith will be speaking on diagnosing Whiplash in the “Understanding Whiplash” session at the MASS Annual Conference in Sheffield on October 11th 2017.
The challenge is to be able to better diagnose the genuine whiplash sufferers. Medserena Upright MRI Centre has developed expertise in examination of Whiplash injuries that shows that the diagnostic accuracy of MRI following whiplash injury is improved by routine imaging of the cranio-cervical junction. We believe that the accepted practice of imaging the cervical spine, limiting the axial images to below C2 (the axis) is inadequate and can under-estimate the incidence of significant post traumatic dislocation above this level. Upright MRI also has the advantage of being able to perform dynamic studies, and can examine the patients with the neck in neutral, flexion and extension or in rotation if required.
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