Blunt abdominal trauma: does the use of a second-generation sonographic contrast agent help to detect solid organ injuries?

@article{Poletti2004BluntAT,
  title={Blunt abdominal trauma: does the use of a second-generation sonographic contrast agent help to detect solid organ injuries?},
  author={Pierre – Alexandre Poletti and Alexandra Platon and Christoph D. Becker and Gilles Mentha and Bernard Vermeulen and Leo H Buhler and F. Terrier},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={2004},
  volume={183 5},
  pages={1293-301}
}
OBJECTIVE The objective of our study was to prospectively evaluate whether a second-generation sonography contrast agent (SonoVue) can improve the conspicuity of solid organ injuries (liver; spleen; or kidney, including adrenal glands) in patients with blunt abdominal trauma. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Two hundred ten consecutive hemodynamically stable trauma patients underwent both abdominal sonography and CT at admission. The presence of solid organ injuries and the quality of sonography… CONTINUE READING

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