Diagnostic Test Accuracy Protocol
Computed tomography versus magnetic resonance imaging versus bone scintigraphy for clinically suspected scaphoid fractures in patients with negative plain radiographs
Editorial Group: Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma Group
Published Online: 15 AUG 2012
Copyright © 2012 The Cochrane Collaboration. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
How to Cite
Mallee WH, Doornberg JN, Poolman RW, Kloen P, Maas M, de Vet HCW. Computed tomography versus magnetic resonance imaging versus bone scintigraphy for clinically suspected scaphoid fractures in patients with negative plain radiographs (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 8. Art. No.: CD010023. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010023.
- Publication Status: New
- Published Online: 15 AUG 2012
This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:
The primary aim of this study is to identify the most suitable diagnostic imaging strategy for identifying clinically suspected fractures of the scaphoid bone in patients with normal radiographs. Therefore we will look at the diagnostic performance characteristics (Appendix 1) of the most used imaging modalities for this purpose: magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography and bone scintigraphy.
To investigate which imaging technique is the best for determining the location of the fracture (proximal, waist or distal)
We will assess the potential influence of sources of heterogeneity on the diagnostic accuracy of the tests, especially the type of reference standard and blinded evaluation of the reference test (if reported).