A decision tool for whole-body CT in major trauma that safely reduces unnecessary scanning and associated radiation risks: An initial exploratory analysis.
AffiliationDepartment of Orthopaedics, University Hospital of South Manchester, Southmoor Road, Wythenshawe M239LT, United Kingdom
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AbstractWhole-body CT (WBCT) has become routine practice in the assessment of major trauma patients. Whilst this may be associated with increased survival, several studies report high rates of negative scans. As no national guideline exists, selection criteria for WBCT vary widely. This study aims to (1) produce a scoring system that improves patient selection for WBCT (2) quantify patient radiation doses and their concomitant risk of malignancy.
CitationA decision tool for whole-body CT in major trauma that safely reduces unnecessary scanning and associated radiation risks: An initial exploratory analysis. 2015: Injury
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