OKZ0188019 – Trauma – The Role of Radiography in Determining the Extent of Damage (1 credit)


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Trauma is defined as physical injury to the body caused by violent or disruptive action. According to the National Trauma Institute (NTI), each year trauma accounts for 41 million emergency department visits and 2.3 million hospital admissions across the nation. While the increasing availability of Computed Tomography (CT) and Ultrasound (US) have have decreased the role radiography plays in the management of trauma patients, it remains an indispensable asset in Emergency Departments worldwide.



Learning Objectives

After reviewing this article, the student should be able to:

  • Explain the role of Radiography in Trauma in the following capacities:
    • Radiography in the Primary Survey
    • Radiography in Skull Trauma
    • Radiography in Neck Trauma
    • Radiography in Chest Trauma
    • Radiography of the Mediastinum
    • Radiography in Abdominal Trauma
    • Radiography in Pelvic and Limb Fractures
    • Radiography in Pregnant Patients
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