Whole-body computed tomography in the initial assessment of trauma patients: is there optimal criteria for patient selection?

@article{Hsiao2013WholebodyCT,
  title={Whole-body computed tomography in the initial assessment of trauma patients: is there optimal criteria for patient selection?},
  author={Kai Hsiao and Marc Dinh and Kylie Mcnamara and Kendall J. Bein and Susan Roncal and Charbel Saade and Richard C Waugh and Kee Fung Chi},
  journal={Emergency medicine Australasia : EMA},
  year={2013},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={182-91}
}
OBJECTIVE To describe the use of whole-body computed tomography (WBCT) at this Major Trauma Centre; to determine independent predictors of multi-region injury; and to evaluate the accuracy of the decision to perform WBCT in detecting multi-region injury. METHODS A prospective cohort study was performed at a single Major Trauma Centre in New South Wales, Australia. All adult patients who triggered trauma team activation and required an initial CT scan were studied. Primary outcome was the… CONTINUE READING
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