Navigation Links
Whole-Body CT Scans Can Miss Traumatic Injuries: Study
Date:3/5/2012

MONDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- Whole-body CT scans can confirm immediately whether severe trauma patients have certain injuries, but these tests could miss other serious problems if performed too early, a new study indicates.

The German researchers concluded that most emergency-room CT scans are done too soon, and could miss significant internal injuries. For the best results, the study authors concluded, emergency-room doctors should wait at least 30 minutes before ordering CT scans.

"The pan-scan performs best 30 minutes after admission, because the sensitivity of the scan increases after this interval," study author Dr. Dirk Stengel, of the Center for Clinical Research at Unfallkrankenhaus Berlin and Ernst Moritz Arndt University Medical Center, said in a journal news release. "The transfusion of fluids, blood, plasma and emergency interventions to stabilize circulation will restore organ perfusion, and make bleedings and hematomas visible on CT scans."

The researchers examined data on 982 patients who received treatment at a trauma center in Berlin between July 2006 and November 2008.

The study, appearing March 5 in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found nearly 37 percent of the patients were diagnosed with multiple trauma and about 8 percent of the scans ordered were unnecessary. The researchers also found that, in more than 6 percent of the patients, the scans missed injuries that required surgery or monitoring in the intensive care unit.

"We found that single-pass whole-body [CT] is very effective or specific at determining where there is injured tissue but is variable in excluding injuries in patients with suspected blunt trauma," Stengel said. "Screening tests in trauma are intended to immediately detect life-threatening injuries. Given this premise, high specificity -- meaning that a positive test result shows injury -- makes pan-scanning a valuable tool."

Pan-scanning
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. True whole-body field view using PET/CT could allow doctors to more accurately manage cancer patients
2. Popular whole-body-vibration exercise: not an effective therapy for the prevention of bone loss
3. Whole-Body Vibration Doesnt Build Bone After All: Study
4. FDA Seeks Reduction in Radiation From Medical Scans
5. New Heart CT Scans Deliver Far Less Radiation: Study
6. Scans Might Monitor Success of Alzheimers Drugs
7. Brain scans could be marketing tool of the future
8. Scans May Be Misleading for Hockey Players
9. Scans of brain networks may help predict injurys effects
10. CT and MRI scans associated with shorter hospital stays and decreased costs
11. Fear of getting fat seen in healthy womens brain scans
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Whole-Body CT Scans Can Miss Traumatic Injuries: Study
(Date:9/3/2015)... ... September 03, 2015 , ... AvePoint, the ... AvePoint Perimeter Service Pack (SP) 4 – AvePoint’s solution for facilitating two-way collaboration ... “KMWorld 2015 Trend-Setting Product”. This is the fifth consecutive year an AvePoint ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... WI (PRWEB) , ... September 03, 2015 , ... At ... after becoming dissatisfied with the traditional health care model, where the primary care physician ... of individuals who want to become educated about their health issues and empowered to ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... ... September 03, 2015 , ... ... Anders and Kelley Chapman will be joining the company’s executive leadership team as ... has over 30 years’ experience in healthcare product and project management. He has ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Leah Binder, MA, MGA, president and CEO ... healthcare, will offer the keynote address at the upcoming meeting of the ACO ... Harbor, Florida, at the Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club. For an agenda and ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... ... September 02, 2015 , ... Chris Harrison of Harrison’s Footwear of ... a simple decision, really,” says Chris. “We have a lot of repeat customers, and ... that work best for them—so we’ve given them the convenience of ordering from home.” ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:AvePoint Perimeter Named a “KMWorld 2015 Trend-Setting Product” 2Health News:AvePoint Perimeter Named a “KMWorld 2015 Trend-Setting Product” 3Health News:AvePoint Perimeter Named a “KMWorld 2015 Trend-Setting Product” 4Health News:Men Dissatisfied with the Primary Care Physician’s Approach to Andropause Are Turning to Renew Man™ 2Health News:Men Dissatisfied with the Primary Care Physician’s Approach to Andropause Are Turning to Renew Man™ 3Health News:Leading Post-Acute EMR Provider HealthWyse Names Bob Anders as VP Product and Kelley Chapman VP Engineering 2Health News:Leading Post-Acute EMR Provider HealthWyse Names Bob Anders as VP Product and Kelley Chapman VP Engineering 3Health News:ACO Coalition Meeting to Feature Leapfrog’s Leah Binder 2Health News:ACO Coalition Meeting to Feature Leapfrog’s Leah Binder 3Health News:Harrison's Comfort Footwear Announces Expansion with New CHarrison Online Store 2
... Hickman, United Feather & Down,s Senior Vice Present of Sales ... of Marketing, list their top sleep and beauty tips. , ... than water, and its super emollient qualities help it moisturize ... to your skin to help you awaken refreshed and rejuvenated. ...
... PLLC, has been recognized by Law & Politics Media and ... in the October, 2009 Texas Monthly "Texas Super Lawyers" edition. ... Lawyers in Dallas" by D Magazine. In 2005 he was ... magazine as a "Rising Star of Texas Law." , In selecting ...
... Mo., Oct. 2 R&D/Leverage,s enhanced medical and silicone ... - continue to expand in anticipation of further industry ... - Engineering. , According to Wescoat, the company,s ongoing ... new lean initiatives and quality-control protocols and world-class analysis ...
... the philosophy that inclusion begins with a core belief that ... Health Care, in partnership with the Pittsburgh Foundation and UPMC ... message home. , In an effort to make the message ... the Center for Inclusion in Health Care invited a number ...
... ... a quality provider of custom labels to a variety of industries for over ... a potential growth market for the company. The blank label market is flooded ... lion,s share of businesses that need to print barcode and shipping labels on ...
... ... the soul. But medical researchers now believe the eyes may also offer vital clues to your ... ... the soul. But medical researchers now believe the eyes may also offer vital clues to your ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Ten from Two: Top Sleep and Beauty Tips from the Experts 2Health News:Ten from Two: Top Sleep and Beauty Tips from the Experts 3Health News:'Texas Monthly' Recognizes Ben DuBose Among the Super Lawyers of Texas 2Health News:R&D/Leverage Heightens Investment in Medical and Silicone Mold Manufacturing 2Health News:R&D/Leverage Heightens Investment in Medical and Silicone Mold Manufacturing 3Health News:Pittsburgh Launches Dignity and Respect Campaign and Pledge Drive 2Health News:Major Central Florida Label Printer Creates On-Line Label Superstore Catering To Users Of Blank Labels For Thermal Printers 2Health News:Major Central Florida Label Printer Creates On-Line Label Superstore Catering To Users Of Blank Labels For Thermal Printers 3Health News:Your Eyes May Help Diagnose Heart Disease and Stroke 2Health News:Your Eyes May Help Diagnose Heart Disease and Stroke 3
(Date:9/2/2015)... 2, 2015 This report on the ... and future prospects of the global market. Multi-parameter ... assists medical practitioners in deciding the treatment regimen ... treatment. Multi-parameter patient monitoring is effective in the ... population is observed to be at a high ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... -- About Neuroendovascular Coil A ... and ruptured brain aneurysm (a weakened area in ... as an endovascular coiling or endovascular embolization. During ... flow in an aneurysm. The endovascular coiling treatment ... interventional neuroradiologist using fluoroscopic imaging guidance. Neuroendovascular coils ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... , Sept. 2, 2015   About ELISA test ... common laboratory technologies that is used for measuring the ... solution. ELISA test uses various types of enzymes such ... the result is detected by photometry or fluorometry. ELISA ... of various infectious diseases such as HIV, pernicious anemia, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Multi-parameter Patient Monitoring Equipment Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2015 - 2023 2Multi-parameter Patient Monitoring Equipment Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2015 - 2023 3Global Neuroendovascular Coil Market 2015-2019 2Global Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (Elisa) Testing Market 2015-2019 2Global Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (Elisa) Testing Market 2015-2019 3
... previously restricted to large specialty laboratories, genetic analysis ... systems are now suitable and affordable for hospital ... test kits are becoming available for primary point ... offices., ,The ABI PRISM 310 Genetic Analyzer from ...
... radically innovative in the context of many clinical laboratories, ... norm for many years. In automobile assembly, for example, ... occasional human oversight. The result has been vastly improved ... profit and productivity. These days, only a handful of ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Genetic Analysis Systems Enter the Clinical Mainstream 2Genetic Analysis Systems Enter the Clinical Mainstream 3Lab Automation Networks Proliferating 2Lab Automation Networks Proliferating 3Lab Automation Networks Proliferating 4
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: