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Multidetector CT and three-dimensional CT angiography for suspected vascular trauma of the extremities.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18480477     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The evolution of computed tomography (CT) from four to 16 to 64 sections since its inception in the late 1970s has led to more widespread use of this imaging modality in the emergent setting. CT angiography has become a crucial diagnostic technique for identifying vascular injury in the trauma patient. Regardless of the nature of the traumatic injury (eg, stab wound, gunshot wound, injury from a motor vehicle accident), use of multidetector CT with two-dimensional (2D) reformation and three-dimensional (3D) rendering allows visualization of injury to bone, muscle, and vasculature. The radiologist should be familiar with the indications for CT angiography, optimization of current multidetector CT acquisition protocols, utility of 2D and 3D displays, and CT findings in the presence of vascular injury to ensure prompt diagnosis and treatment.
Elliot K Fishman; Karen M Horton; Pamela T Johnson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1527-1323     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiographics     Publication Date:    2008 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-15     Completed Date:  2008-06-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8302501     Medline TA:  Radiographics     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  653-65; discussion 665-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright RSNA, 2008.
Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 601 N Caroline St, Room 3251, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Angiography / methods*
Blood Vessels / injuries*
Imaging, Three-Dimensional / methods*
Middle Aged
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*

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