Utility of chest CT after a chest X-ray in patients presenting to the ED with non-traumatic thoracic emergencies.

BACKGROUND Chest radiography is the initial choice for thoracic imaging. However, the wide availability of computed tomography (CT) has led to a substantial increase in its use in the emergency department (ED). We evaluated the utility of chest CT after a chest X-ray in patients presenting to the ED with non-traumatic thoracic emergencies, and determined if… CONTINUE READING