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Whole-body CT bolsters survival hopes of polytrauma patients

April 28, 2009 Diagnostic Imaging. Whole-body CT bolsters survival hopes of polytrauma patients By H.A. Abella Seriously injured patients have a better chance of surviving multiple trauma when they are evaluated in the emergency room with whole-body CT, according to a study of more than 4500 cases from Germany. The number of early trauma centers that have added whole-body CT to their protocols is increasing worldwide. But little published evidence documents the procedure's impact on polytrauma patient outcomes, according to the investigative team of Dr. Stefan Huber-Wagner, a researcher at the Munich University Hospital's department of trauma surgery. The group's latest study provides clues on how the integration of whole-body CT into early trauma care can benefit these patients.

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