Current Role of Emergency US in Patients with Major Trauma.

  title={Current Role of Emergency US in Patients with Major Trauma.},
  author={Markus K{\"o}rner and Michael M. Kr{\"o}tz and Christoph Degenhart and K Pfeifer and Maximilian Reiser and Ulrich Linsenmaier},
  journal={Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc},
  volume={28 1},
In patients with major trauma, focused abdominal ultrasonography (US) often is the initial imaging examination. US is readily available, requires minimal preparation time, and may be performed with mobile equipment that allows greater flexibility in patient positioning than is possible with other modalities. It also is effective in depicting abnormally large intraperitoneal collections of free fluid, which are indirect evidence of a solid organ injury that requires immediate surgery. However… CONTINUE READING