- Total-body CT scanning in trauma patients: Benefits and boundaries
- Award date
- 27 March 2015
- Number of pages
- Document type
- PhD thesis
- Faculty of Medicine (AMC-UvA)
Computed tomography (CT) scanning has become essential in the early diagnostic phase of trauma care. It is a fast and highly accurate modality for the identification of various injuries and it enables a rapid response to life-threatening problems. Especially total-body CT (TBCT) scanning is increasingly used. The TBCT scan can be used as a supplement to conventional imaging (i.e. chest and pelvic x-rays, FAST and selective CT scanning), but also as a total replacement.
The aim of this thesis was to clarify the role of (immediate) TBCT scanning in severely injured patients, considering its benefits and boundaries.
- Research conducted at: Universiteit van Amsterdam
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