Normal values of cervical vertebral measurements according to age and sex in CT

Omercikoglu S., Altunbas E., Akoglu H. , Onur Ö. E. , Denizbasi A.

American Journal of Emergency Medicine, cilt.35, sa.3, ss.383-390, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 35 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.ajem.2016.11.019
  • Dergi Adı: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.383-390


Introduction: Atlantodental interval (ADI), basion-dental interval (BDI) and the thickness of prevertebral soft tissue (TOPST) measured in lateral cervical radiographs were reported to be useful indicators and indirect signs of underlying cervical spine injuries. However, cervical computed tomography (MDCT) is the firstmethod of imaging used in all trauma patients and upper normal limits (UNLs) of cervical distances according to age and sex are undetermined. Therefore, we aimed to calculate these metrics.