Diagnostic Test Accuracy Protocol

Computed tomography versus magnetic resonance imaging versus bone scintigraphy for clinically suspected scaphoid fractures in patients with negative plain radiographs

  1. Wouter H Mallee1,*,
  2. Job N Doornberg2,
  3. Rudolf W Poolman3,
  4. Peter Kloen4,
  5. Mario Maas5,
  6. Henrica CW de Vet6

Editorial Group: Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma Group

Published Online: 15 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010023


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.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Academic Medical Center Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  2. 2

    Academic Medical Center Amsterdam, Orthotrauma Research Center Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  3. 3

    Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  4. 4

    Academic Medical Centre, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  5. 5

    Academic Medical Center, Department of Radiology, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  6. 6

    VU University Medical Center, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Amsterdam, Netherlands

*Wouter H Mallee, Academic Medical Center Amsterdam, Secretariaat G4-Noord, Meibergdreef 9, Amsterdam, 1057 GB, Netherlands. woutermallee@hotmail.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 15 AUG 2012

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Abstract

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  2. Abstract

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).