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Identification of Cardiac and Aortic Injuries in Trauma with Multi-detector Computed Tomography

Arvind K Shergill, Tishan Maraj, Mark S Barszczyk, Helen Cheung, Navneet Singh, Anna E Zavodni
Journal of Clinical Imaging Science 2015, 5: 48
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Blunt and penetrating cardiovascular (CV) injuries are associated with a high morbidity and mortality. Rapid detection of these injuries in trauma is critical for patient survival. The advent of multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) has led to increased detection of CV injuries during rapid comprehensive scanning of stabilized major trauma patients. MDCT has the ability to acquire images with a higher temporal and spatial resolution, as well as the capability to create multiplanar reformats. This pictorial review illustrates several common and life-threatening traumatic CV injuries from a regional trauma center.

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