Screening US and CT for blunt abdominal trauma: A retrospective study
Giuseppetti Gian Marco , Salera Diego, Argalia Giulio and Salvolini Luca
Its satisfactory accuracy for major trauma suggests that US could be employed not only to screen cases for emergency laparotomy but also as an alternative to CT. However, since major traumatic injuries generally carry an imperative indication for CT, especially as regards neurological, thoracic and skeletal evaluation, US should be employed to perform a prompt preliminary examination using a simplified technique in the emergency room simultaneously with resuscitation.
Keywords: Emergency screening US; Blunt abdominal trauma; Emergency radiology
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European Journal of Radiology, Volume 56, Issue 1 , October 2005, Pages 97-101