Advanced Trauma Life Support. ABCDE from a radiological point of view.
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SourceEmergency Radiology, 14, 3, (2007), pp. 135-141
Article / Letter to editor
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SubjectCTR 1: Functional imaging; UMCN 1.1: Functional Imaging
Accidents are the primary cause of death in patients aged 45 years or younger. In many countries, Advanced Trauma Life Support(R) (ATLS) is the foundation on which trauma care is based. We will summarize the principles and the radiological aspects of the ATLS, and we will discuss discrepancies with day to day practice and the radiological literature. Because the ATLS is neither thorough nor up-to-date concerning several parts of radiology in trauma, it should not be adopted without serious attention to defining the indications and limitations pertaining to diagnostic imaging.
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