Importance of evaluating organ parenchyma during screening abdominal ultrasonography after blunt trauma.

@article{Brown2001ImportanceOE,
  title={Importance of evaluating organ parenchyma during screening abdominal ultrasonography after blunt trauma.},
  author={Michele A. Brown and Giovanna Casola and Claude B. Sirlin and David Butler Hoyt},
  journal={Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={20 6},
  pages={577-83; quiz 585}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the benefit of screening ultrasonography for parenchymal abnormalities as well as free fluid during screening abdominal ultrasonography in patients with blunt trauma. METHODS A total of 2693 patients with blunt trauma who were triaged to a level 1 trauma center underwent screening abdominal ultrasonography in the resuscitation suite. Examinations were performed by experienced sonographers and included a screen for free intraperitoneal fluid and evaluation of the… CONTINUE READING
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