Michael Buhl
Publications 4
Abstract Background Whole-body computed tomography (WBCT) plays an important role in the management of severely injured patients. We evaluated the radiation exposure of WBCT scans using different positioning boards and arm positions. Methods In this retrospective study, the radiation exposure of WBCT using a 16-slice multislice computed tomography scanner was evaluated. Individual effective doses ( E , mSV) was calculated. Patients were assigned to two groups according to placement on a plastic ...
Pelvic ring fractures represent a negative prognostic factor for what concerns morbidity and mortality of a polytraumatized patient. The subjective and functional prognosis of a pelvic ring fracture is dependent upon its degree of instability. Associated severe peripelvic soft tissue injuries and neurovascular lesions (complex pelvic trauma) affect outcome negatively. Although high rates of anatomic reduction and stable fixation have been achieved in recent years, only 60% of patients have an ex...