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San Diego Conference On New Scan Provides Safer Treatment Options For Victims of Spinal Injuries

American Roentgen Ray Society, held its 2010 annual conference in San Diego and unveiled a new technique for  the diagnosis and treatment of spine injuries. The new scan, called a CT spine reformatting, has the potential of eliminating the need for x-rays, lowering radiation exposure, and is a more economical way of evaluating spine injuries to the mid and low back regions.

Ongoing Studies  at the University Of Calgary’s Foothills Medical Center with patients who had the new  scan and x-rays taken of the same parts of the spine, showed  that x-rays were less accurate than the scans. As detailed by Viesha Clure, lead author of the study, “the x-rays provide no additional information, and in fact, some of these fractures were not seen on the x-rays.” The benefit of the new technique is that it makes diagnosis and treatment of spine injuries more precise and effective.

Developing new, safer, less costly, more effective and accurate techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of traumatic spine injuries is key for injury victims’ ability to achieve the best outcome in resolving there injuries.  However, when these injuries are not properly diagnosed and treated, they may lead to permanent residual consequences. Studies and statistics show that the most common causes of spine injuries arise from vehicular accidents such as auto accidents, motorcycle accident or slip and fall accidents . Taking prompt action and obtaining prompt medical treatment, employing the latest techniques and using the latest technology can have a significant influence on the outcome of serious injuries. Having the knowledge of cutting edge techniques and  the latest treatment options is one of the many benefits of consulting an experienced personal injury attorney.