Radiographic assessment of ground-level falls in elderly patients: Is the "PAN-SCAN" overdoing it?

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INTRODUCTION Routine, whole-body computed tomography imaging (PAN-SCAN) has been shown to identify unexpected injuries and alter the management of patients presenting with blunt trauma. We sought to characterize the changes in practice over time and the utility of PAN-SCAN imaging in elderly patients who fall and require admission to a trauma center… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.surg.2013.07.015

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@article{Dwyer2013RadiographicAO, title={Radiographic assessment of ground-level falls in elderly patients: Is the "PAN-SCAN" overdoing it?}, author={Christopher R Dwyer and Aaron M Scifres and Kurt R. Stahlfeld and Alain C. Corcos and Jenny A. Ziembicki and Jessica I Summers and Andrew B. Peitzman and Timothy R Billiar and Jason Lee Sperry}, journal={Surgery}, year={2013}, volume={154 4}, pages={816-20; discussion 820-2} }