The utility of computed tomography as a screening tool for the evaluation of pediatric blunt chest trauma.

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BACKGROUND There is a growing concern that computed tomography (CT) is being unnecessarily overused for the evaluation of pediatric patients. The purpose of this study was to analyze the trends and utility of chest CT use compared with chest X-ray (CXR) for the evaluation of children with blunt chest trauma. METHODS A 4-year retrospective review was… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/TA.0b013e318184ba9a

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@article{Markel2009TheUO, title={The utility of computed tomography as a screening tool for the evaluation of pediatric blunt chest trauma.}, author={Troy A. Markel and Rajiv Ranjan Kumar and Nicholas Andrew Koontz and L R Tres Scherer and Kimberly E. Applegate}, journal={The Journal of trauma}, year={2009}, volume={67 1}, pages={23-8} }