Computed tomography and ultrasound of the traumatized and acutely ill patient.

@article{Grumbach1985ComputedTA,
  title={Computed tomography and ultrasound of the traumatized and acutely ill patient.},
  author={Kathyrn Grumbach and M B Mechlin and Max Mintz},
  journal={Emergency medicine clinics of North America},
  year={1985},
  volume={3 3},
  pages={607-24}
}
CT and ultrasound have become invaluable diagnostic tools in the radiologic evaluation of the traumatized and acutely ill patient. CT is the imaging modality of choice in blunt abdominal trauma, retroperitoneal injury and some types of pelvic injury. Ultrasound plays an important role in the evaluation of patients presenting with right upper quadrant pain, renal failure, scrotal pain and enlargement, or pain and bleeding during pregnancy. CT should be reserved for patients with complicated… CONTINUE READING