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GI Imaging, “Answers”

1. When do you get abdominal plain films before CT in suspected SBO? 2. How do plain films guide your management in patients with suspected intraperitoneal free air? With advances in radiologic technology and the increased availability of CT, ultrasound, … Continue reading

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GI Imaging, Questions

Our second GI topic for April: 1. When do you get abdominal plain films before CT in suspected small bowel obstruction? 2. How do plain films guide your management in patients with suspected intraperitoneal free air? 3. When do you … Continue reading

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Imaging in Blunt Trauma, “Answers”

1.     How do you decide which patients with abdominal trauma need a CT? Setting aside those patients with obvious abdominal injuries, for whom most every Emergency Physician would order an abdominal CT (or send directly to the OR with trauma … Continue reading

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Imaging in Blunt Trauma, Questions

1. How do you decide which patients with abdominal trauma need a CT? 2. Do you order chest CTs on stable patients with focal chest wall tenderness and a normal AP chest X-ray? 3. Do you pan scan in stable … Continue reading

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