For patients with obtunded blunt trauma to the cervical spine, magnetic resonance imaging follow-up appears not to be beneficial after normal cervical computed tomography (CT) findings, reports Neurology Advisor.

Xiao Wu, from the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn., and colleagues conducted a cost-effectiveness analysis to assess an average patient (aged 40 years) with blunt trauma. The utility and cost-effectiveness of MRI versus no follow-up after normal cervical CT findings were assessed.

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