Diagnostic performance of trauma US in identifying abdominal or pelvic free fluid and serious abdominal or pelvic injury.

RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES This study assessed the ability of a six-point trauma ultrasound (US) evaluation (a) to identify the presence of free fluid in the abdomen or pelvis, with computed tomography (CT) and laparotomy used as diagnostic standards and (b) to predict the presence of abdominal or pelvic injury, particularly injury requiring surgical… CONTINUE READING