Current Use of CT in the Evaluation and Management of Injured Patients

David J. Milia, Karen Brasel

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-248
Number of pages16
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • CT scan
  • Computed axial tomography
  • Trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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