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How are partial spinal cord injuries diagnosed?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

An MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is the best way to diagnose a partial spinal cord injury. Another type of scanning, called computed tomography (CT), is also an option. If the injury is to the spine itself, either x-rays or a CT scan can be used to assess the damage.

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