The Korean Society of Radiology and the National Evidence-based Healthcare Collaborating Agency developed a primary imaging test for suspected traumatic thoracolumbar spine injury. This guideline was developed using an adaptation process involving collaboration between the development committee and the working group. The development committee, consisting of research methodology experts, established the overall plan and provided support on research methodology. The working group, composed of radiologists with expertise in musculoskeletal imaging, wrote the recommendation. The guidelines recommend that thoracolumbar spine computed tomography without intravenous contrast enhancement be the first-line imaging modality for diagnosing traumatic thoracolumbar spine injury in adults.
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Received November 12, 2018; accepted after revision November 12, 2018. This study was supported by the Research Program funded by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (fund code: 2017E3600100). The authors gratefully acknowledge the Korean Society of Spine Surgery, the Korean Spinal Neurosurgery Society, the Korean Orthopaedic Association, the Korean Neurosurgical Society, and the Korean Society of Emergency Medicine for external review for the final recommendation document. This work was co-investigated by the National Evidence-based Collaborating Agency and the Korean Society of Radiology (Research Number: NECA-S-17-005). Corresponding author: Ji Young Hwang, MD, PhD, Department of Radiology, Ewha Womans University Seoul Hospital, 260 Gonghang-daero, Gangseo-gu, Seoul 07804, Korea. • Tel: (822) 6986-3727 • Fax: (822) 2650-5302 • E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (https:// creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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