SA Journal of Radiology
versão On-line ISSN 1027-202X
DE VILLIERS, Richard. Thoracic cage injury imaging in rugby players. S. Afr. J. radiol. (Online) [online]. 2014, vol.18, n.2, pp. 1-5. ISSN 1027-202X. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/sajr.v18i2.630.
Rugby players often sustain high-impact collisions and are therefore at risk of significant traumatic thoracic injuries. Injury to the thoracic cage may be associated with potentially life-threatening sequelae. Player management is often based on the accuracy of the imaging report. The author suggests a combination of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging to optimally evaluate the full spectrum of these potentially serious injuries.