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|Title:||Advancing imaging technologies for patients with spinal pain : with a focus on whiplash injury|
|Authors :||Elliott, James M.|
Hancock, Mark J.
Crawford, Rebecca J.
Smith, Andrew C.
Walton, David M.
|Published in :||The Spine Journal|
|Publisher / Ed. Institution :||Elsevier|
|License (according to publishing contract) :||Licence according to publishing contract|
|Type of review:||Peer review (Publication)|
|Subjects :||Biopsychosocial; Imaging; Low back pain; MRI; Neck pain; Whiplash|
|Subject (DDC) :||617.5: Orthopaedic surgery|
|Abstract:||Radiological observations of soft-tissue changes that may relate to clinical symptoms in patients with traumatic and non-traumatic spinal disorders are highly controversial. Studies are often of poor quality and findings are inconsistent. A plethora of evidence suggests some pathoanatomical findings from traditional imaging applications are common in asymptomatic participants across the life span, which further questions the diagnostic, prognostic, and theranostic value of traditional imaging. Although we do not dispute the limited evidence for the clinical importance of most imaging findings, we contend that the disparate findings across studies may in part be due to limitations in the approaches used in assessment and analysis of imaging findings.|
|Organisational Unit:||Institute of Health Sciences (IGW)|
|Publication type:||Article in scientific Journal|
|Appears in Collections:||Publikationen Gesundheit|
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