Efficacy of thoracic computerized tomography in blunt chest trauma.

  title={Efficacy of thoracic computerized tomography in blunt chest trauma.},
  author={Laurel A Omert and Woodrow W Yeaney and Jack Protetch},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  volume={67 7},
Studies suggest that thoracic computed tomography (TCT) is superior to plain chest X-ray (CXR) in the detection of blunt chest injury. This study examined whether TCT provides additional information to routine CXR findings, whether the additional information results in a management change, and whether TCT is more useful in patients with particular mechanisms of injury. Level I trauma patients were prospectively placed into two groups. Control (CTL) group patients underwent TCT as a result of… CONTINUE READING


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