Noninvasive diagnosis of blunt cerebrovascular injuries: a preliminary report.

  title={Noninvasive diagnosis of blunt cerebrovascular injuries: a preliminary report.},
  author={Walter L. Biffl and Charles E. Ray and Ernest Eugene Moore and Michael Mestek and Jeffrey R. Johnson and Jon M. Burch},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  volume={53 5},
BACKGROUND In light of their potential for devastating consequences, a liberalized screening approach for blunt cerebrovascular injuries (BCVI) is becoming increasingly accepted. The "gold standard" for diagnosis of BCVI is arteriography; however, noninvasive diagnostic alternatives offer clear advantages. Recent series have demonstrated the ability of computed tomographic angiography (CTA) and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) to identify BCVI, but have not compared their accuracy with… CONTINUE READING
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