CT assessment of the trauma patient (mnemonic)

CT assessment of the trauma patient is beset with the potential for error on account of the large number of images requiring review, the time pressures often present and the potential presence of numerous concurrent injuries (see CT polytrauma).

Using some standard reporting methodology and remembering review areas can reduce error. A useful mnemonic to help is:

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Mnemonic

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In particular watch out for: ABCD

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rID: 6451
System: Chest
Section: Mnemonics
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