Xrays probably not sensitive or specific enough for suspected hip/pelvic fractures

In this retrospective cohort of patients who underwent both Xray and MRI imaging for suspected hip or pelvic fractures, 14% of those with a normal Xray had either a hip or pelvic fracture on MRI, and 12% with a suspected fracture on Xray did not have one on MRI. The limitations of Xray is ruling in or out hip or pelvic fractures is notable (abstract)

Danielle Scheurer

Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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