A comparison of thoracic CT and abdominal CT for the identification of thoracic blunt trauma.


BACKGROUND In light of current trends to limit radiation exposure and costs, as well as increased traffic safety, computed tomography (CT) may have decreasing value for evaluating patients with blunt trauma. The authors examined the utility of chest x-ray and abdominal CT for identifying clinically significant thoracic blunt trauma. METHODS In this… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2012.10.002


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