Trauma CT thorax review areas (mnemonic)

Dr Henry Knipe and Dr Ajit Goenka et al.

Trauma CT thorax review areas are useful to reduce the potential for error, which is higher than usual given the larger number of images requiring review, and the often present time pressures 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 recall the review areas is:

  • ABCDEFGHI

Mnemonic

ABCDEFGHI

In particular watch out for: ABCD

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rID: 6451
System: Chest
Section: Mnemonics
Tag: refs
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