Ortho Questions

Hip Fracture-Is MRI or CT more sensitive for occult fracture
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> Hip fractures occur almost exclusively in older adults; plain radiographs are the appropriate initial imaging test, with a sensitivity of 90% – 98%. What is the sensitivity of CT for radiograph-occult hip fractures? Of MRI?
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> CT has a 58% – 80% sensitivity for radiograph-occult hip fractures; MRI has a sensitivity of 99% – 100% (Annals of EM, epub, 10/2/18).

 

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