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ABC of Imaging in Trauma

Leonard J. King (Editor), David C. Wherry (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-8332-1
144 pages
February 2010, BMJ Books
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An understanding of current trauma imaging concepts is essential for all medical personnel involved in the care of trauma patients where the outcome may depend on a rapid assessment of the nature and severity of injuries, allowing appropriate medical management and surgical or non-surgical intervention.

Containing more than 300 state of the art full colour images, the ABC of Imaging in Trauma addresses this increasingly important area and provides a concise and practical guide to the role, performance and interpretation of emergency imaging procedures in disaster victims and major trauma patients, and focuses on the use of CT, ultrasound, and MRI scanning to diagnose such patients. It is ideal for the non specialist and emergency physicians, Foundation doctors, trainee radiologists, and specialist trauma nurses.

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors vi

Foreword viii

Acknowledgements ix

1 Introduction 1
Leonard J. King and David C. Wherry

2 Head and Neck Trauma 4
Simon Barker Jason H. M. Macdonald and Antonio Belli

3 Chest Trauma 13
Ioannis Vlahos and Howard Champion

4 Abdominal Trauma 24
Niall Power and Mark W. Bowyer

5 Pelvic Trauma 35
Madeleine Sampson and Gavin Bowyer

6 Cervical Spine Trauma 44
Sivadas Ganeshalingam Muaaze Ahmad Evan Davies and Leonard J. King

7 Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Trauma 56
Sivadas Ganeshalingam Muaaze Ahmad Evan Davies and Leonard J. King

8 Vascular Trauma and Interventional Radiology 63
Clare L. Bent and Matthew B. Matson

9 Upper Limb Injuries 72
James Teh David Gay and Richard A. Schaefer

10 Lower Limb Injuries 86
David Elias and Richard A. Schaefer

11 Paediatric Trauma 97
Mark Griffiths and Catherine Cord-Uday

12 Imaging Trauma in Pregnancy 106
Mark P. Bernstein and Anne G. Rizzo

13 Bullets Bombs and Ballistics 113
Peter K. Ellis Iain Gibb and James Ryan

14 Imaging of Major Incidents and Mass Casualty Situations 122
James H. Street Christopher Burns Xzabia Caliste Mark W. Bowyer and Leonard J. King

Index 128

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Author Information

Dr Leonard J King MB ChB FRCP FRCR, Consultant Radiologist, Clinical Lead for Trauma and Orthopaedic imaging at Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust and former Consultant Adviser in Radiology to the British Army.

Professor David C Wherry MD FACS FRCS LRCP DMCC, Department of Surgery, USUHS (Uniformed Services of the University of Health Sciences), Bethesda, Maryland, USA. Professor Wherry is a trauma surgeon with the US armed services. He is a renowned educator and teaches courses at the Royal College of Surgeons in London.

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"This is a good overview for trainees or non-trauma specialists. Line drawings and images effectively illustrate many of the technical considerations in injury detection." (Doody's, 23 September 2011)


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