Protocol for MRI of the Hips After Spica Cast Placement
Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics , 06/20/2012
Gould SW et al. – MRI is a useful tool in evaluating the hips without radiation exposure and without sedation in infants and toddlers after spica cast placement. Both axial and coronal T2 fast spin echo MRI sequences provided excellent anatomic definition and required ≤3 minutes per sequence. Orthopaedic surgeons can request these 2 sequences for accurate assessment of concentric reduction with a potential study time of 15 minutes, obviating the need for sedation.