Evaluation of Spinal Trauma by MRI
To assess the prognostic and clinical value of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as a non-invasive diagnostic tool in patients with acute and chronic spinal trauma, and to compare and correlate MRI findings with patient clinical profiles and neurological outcomes according to the ASIA impairment scale.In evaluating and detecting spinal injuries, diagnostic imaging, particularly Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), is critical. MRI can detect subtle bone marrow, softtissue, and spinal cord abnormalities that may not be visible with other imaging modalities. A prominent cause of disabling injuries is Traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI). In the younger population, SCI is very common.