Dual-phase CT for the assessment of acute vascular injuries in high-energy blunt trauma: the imaging findings and management implications.

@article{Iacobellis2016DualphaseCF,
  title={Dual-phase CT for the assessment of acute vascular injuries in high-energy blunt trauma: the imaging findings and management implications.},
  author={Francesca Iacobellis and Gianpaolo Carrafiello and Maria Antonietta Mazzei and Alberto M Magenta Biasina and Refky Nicola and Mariano Scaglione},
  journal={The British journal of radiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={89 1061},
  pages={20150952}
}
Acute vascular injuries are the second most common cause of fatalities in patients with multiple traumatic injuries; thus, prompt identification and management is essential for patient survival. Over the past few years, multidetector CT (MDCT) using dual-phase scanning protocol has become the imaging modality of choice in high-energy deceleration traumas. The objective of this article was to review the role of dual-phase MDCT in the identification and management of acute vascular injuries… CONTINUE READING