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CT shines for head and neck vascular trauma

January 22, 2008 Diagnostic Imaging. CT shines for head and neck vascular trauma Time-efficient whole-body CT for blunt cervical arterial injury delivers less dose than focused CT angiography Sarah Jersild -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The use of multislice CT angiography has increased detection of vascular injury in patients suffering head and neck trauma, prompting debate on whether whole-body screening or focused attention on the head and neck is more useful. Both methods had their proponents at an RSNA session on emergency radiology. Rates of blunt cervical vascular injury detection have increased from between 0.1% and 0.8% to between 1% and 5%, depending on the selection criteria used for scanning, said keynote presenter Dr. Stuart E. Mirvis, a professor of diagnostic radiology at the University of Maryland.

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