Emergency Imaging

by D Karthikeyan, Deepa Chegu

Contrast-enhanced spiral CT and high field MRI has revolutionized the work-up and diagnosis of the trauma and emergency patient. State-of-the-art CT and MRI technology with multislice capabilities allows for rapid breath-hold scanning, permitting greater coverage with greater spatial detail. CT may be performed in hemo­dynamically stable patients in whom injury is suspected in much less time than in the recent past with greater accuracy and diagnostic confidence. These capabilities have led to a dramatic decrease in surgical exploration for often minor injuries, improved triage by presenting the total spectrum of injuries, permitted recognition of clinically unanticipated injuries, and fostered earlier discharge of patients without significant injury with a high level of confidence. These influences have, in turn, led to decrease in costs of patient management and, most likely, improved overall clinical outcomes. This new mini series in a pictorial review format will help the postgraduate students and emergency room physicians.

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Author Author's Affiliation
1. Karthikeyan D
Bharat Heart Scans, Chennai, India
Bharat Heart Scans, Chennai
Kg Hospital and Postgraduate Institute, Coimbatore
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2. Chegu Deepa Bharat Scans, Chennai, India
Bharat Scans, Chennai
Bharat Heart Scans, Chennai
GEM Hospital (P) Ltd, Coimbatore
ISBN 9788180619427
Speciality Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/10413
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2007
Pages 246
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