To present iconography of traumatic entities and describe the most frequent findings as well as rare discoveries To recognise every detail that the computed tomography (CT) shows on the politraumatized patient Toexpose the most common pathology in the different anatomic areas with clinical cases and images
Polytraumatized patients remain a leading cause of death and disability worldwide.
With the major advances of the whole-body CT,
it is increasingly being recognized as the emerging standard for providing rapid and accurate diagnoses to trauma victims with multiple severe injuries.
Whole-body CT angiography is able to demonstrate all potentially injured organs,
vascular and bone structures.
Our job as radiologists is to recognize the findings and comunicate them to the responsible specialist...
Findings and procedure details
When a politraumatyzed patient is coming to the hospital,
the emergency medical services should notify relevant information like: age/sex,
mechanism of injury,
protective mechanism like seat-belt,
vital signs and apparent injuries (3). 1. Imaging management The CT is the gold standard for the polytraumatized patient (4). 2. Traumatic brain injury 2.1 Fisrt injury (6) Epidural haematoma (Figure 1) - At the site of the impact - Between periostio/dura mater - It begins after 24-48 h - Fracture...
As radiologists we have to take part on the multidisciplinary polytraumatized patient team and recongnize the pathology in benefit of them.
del Castillo Ascanio Emergency Radiologist. HUNSC.
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