Letters Imaging after neck trauma

Facilitating the Canadian rule

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39471.706551.3A (Published 31 January 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:233
  1. Martin F Wiese, emergency physician,
  2. John Allen, charge nurse, emergency department,
  3. Vivek Pillai, SpR in emergency medicine
  1. 1Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester LE1 5WW
  1. martin.wiese{at}uhl-tr.nhs.uk

    Wee et al highlight the value of the Canadian c-spine rule in identifying patients who do not require imaging.1 The rule’s complexity might explain the continued popularity of the alternative, much simpler, NEXUS low risk criteria in spite of their …

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