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Werner, C M L; Copeland, C E; Stromberg, J; Ruckstuhl, T (2010). Correlation of the cross-over ratio of the cross-over sign on conventional pelvic radiographs with computed tomography retroversion measurements. Skeletal Radiology, 39(7):655-660.

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OBJECTIVE: To find a correlation between the cross-over ratio of the cross-over sign on conventional anteroposterior (AP) pelvic radiographs and retroversion measurements ('roof-edge angle' and 'equatorial-edge angle) on computed tomography (CT) scans. This would facilitate the interpretation of the cross-over sign regarding the amount of acetabular retroversion.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: Correctly projected AP pelvic radiographs (2,925 hips) were examined for the presence of the cross-over sign (COS), and the overlap ratio of the COS was measured. On CT scans of the same patients the 'roof-edge angle' (RE angle) and the 'equatorial-edge angle' (EE angle) were also calculated.

RESULTS: A statistically significant but only weak relationship could be found between the overlap ratio of the COS and the 'roof-edge angle' (P < 0.0001; correlation coefficient -0.486) and between this ratio and the 'equatorial-edge angle' (P < 0.0001; correlation coefficient -0.395).

CONCLUSION: A relationship between the overlap ratio and orientation measurements on CT scans could be found, but it was less strong than expected.


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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Trauma Surgery
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Date:July 2010
Deposited On:10 Feb 2011 15:39
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 14:40
Publisher DOI:10.1007/s00256-009-0854-z
PubMed ID:20054536

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