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Current use of CT in the evaluation and management of injured patients. Surg Clin North Am 2011 Feb;91(1):233-48



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From its beginnings as a time consuming and an inefficient imaging modality with no place in the evaluation of traumatically injured patients, computed axial tomographic (CT) scanners have evolved to yield rapid, highly sensitive images, revolutionizing trauma management protocols. This article describes the fundamentals of CT and the imaging protocols and discusses the use of CT in diagnosing injuries to various regions, such as abdomen, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidney, and chest.

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Milia DJ, Brasel K


David J. Milia MD Associate Professor in the Surgery department at Medical College of Wisconsin

MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Abdominal Injuries
Radiation Dosage
Radiography, Abdominal
Radiography, Thoracic
Thoracic Injuries
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Wounds, Nonpenetrating