Injury prediction rule could decrease radiographic imaging exposure in children, study shows

While cervical spine injuries (CSI) are uncommon in children, they can be potentially devastating, resulting in quadriplegia—paralysis below the neck affecting both arms and both legs. Detecting CSIs in a clinical setting often requires imaging such as X-rays and computed tomography (CT) scans, both of which expose children to radiation, which can cause other health issues over time.

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