Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging comparisons in boxers Academic Article Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • Cognitive Dysfunction
  • Executive Function
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Memory, Short-Term


  • The efficacy of computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in identifying traumatic injuries of the brain was compared in a referred population of 21 amateur and professional boxers. Three boxers displayed CT scans with equivocal findings that were verified as artifacts by MRI. Eleven boxers had both CT and MRI scans with normal findings, and 7 boxers had both CT and MRI scans with abnormal findings. There were no instances where abnormalities demonstrated on CT scanning were not detected by MRI. However, some abnormalities detected on MRI were not detected on CT scans. These included a subdural hematoma, white-matter changes, and a focal contusion. Magnetic resonance imaging appears to be the neuroradiodiagnostic test of choice compared with CT.

publication date

  • April 2, 1990



  • Academic Article


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/jama.263.12.1670

PubMed ID

  • 2308205

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1670

end page

  • 4


  • 263


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