Indications for total-body computed tomography in blunt trauma patients: a systematic review
Published on Feb 1, 2017in European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery1.78
· DOI :10.1007/s00068-016-0711-4
Purpose Total-body CT scanning (TBCT) could improve the initial in-hospital evaluation of severe trauma patients. Indications for TBCT, however, differ between trauma centers, so more insight in how to select patients that could benefit from TBCT is required. The aim of this review was to give an overview of currently used indications for total-body CT in trauma patients and to describe mortality and Injury Severity Scores of patient groups selected for TBCT.