Abdominal and pelvic trauma
Choice of modality
According to US guidelines:
- The initial choice is generally CT of the abdomen in trauma if the patient is stable enough for the exam.
- In unstable patients, X-ray of the thorax, X-ray of the abdomen and pelvis and FAST scan are preferable if they can be done with relatively little interference with resuscitation.
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- . Blunt Abdominal Trauma, ACR Appropriateness Criteria. American College of Radiology. Last review date: 2012