Computed tomography whole body imaging in multi-trauma: 7 years experience.

  title={Computed tomography whole body imaging in multi-trauma: 7 years experience.},
  author={Madeleine Sampson and Katherine Colquhoun and Nicole Hennessy},
  journal={Clinical radiology},
  volume={61 4},
AIM To assess the impact of the introduction of a computed tomography (CT) imaging protocol for multi-trauma patients on the workload, overall diagnostic yield, and effect on detection of cervical spine injury and pneumothorax. METHOD Between February 1997 and April 2004, all patients presenting acutely to the Emergency Department (ED) with haemodynamically stable trauma (Abbreviated Injury Scale 3 or more) involving more than two body systems were imaged with a comprehensive pre-set helical… CONTINUE READING
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