Motion induced artifact mimicking cervical dens fracture on the CT Scan

A case report

Yoshihisa Sugimoto, Yasuo Ito, Yasuyuki Shiozaki, Tetsuya Shimokawa, Tetsuro Mazaki

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Abstract

The diagnostic performance of helical computed tomography (CT) is excellent. However, some artifacts have been reported, such as motion, beam hardening and scatter artifacts. We herein report a case of motion-induced artifact mimicking cervical dens fracture. A 60-year-old man was involved in a motorcycle accident that resulted in cervical spinal cord injury and quadriplegia. Reconstructed CT images of the cervical spine showed a dens fracture. We assessed axial CT in detail, and motion artifact was detected.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)216-218
Number of pages3
JournalAsian Spine Journal
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 30 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Cervical fracture
  • Mimicking
  • Motion artifact
  • Reconstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery

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Motion induced artifact mimicking cervical dens fracture on the CT Scan : A case report. / Sugimoto, Yoshihisa; Ito, Yasuo; Shiozaki, Yasuyuki; Shimokawa, Tetsuya; Mazaki, Tetsuro.

In: Asian Spine Journal, Vol. 6, No. 3, 30.09.2012, p. 216-218.

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Sugimoto, Yoshihisa ; Ito, Yasuo ; Shiozaki, Yasuyuki ; Shimokawa, Tetsuya ; Mazaki, Tetsuro. / Motion induced artifact mimicking cervical dens fracture on the CT Scan : A case report. In: Asian Spine Journal. 2012 ; Vol. 6, No. 3. pp. 216-218.
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