Imaging Patterns of Injuries After the 2015 Amtrak Philadelphia Train Derailment.
AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2018 May;210(5):948-961. doi: 10.2214/AJR.17.18832. Epub 2018 Feb 28. Bhattacharya AK1, Fenerty S2, Awan OA3, Hershey B3, Cohen G3, Jonnalagadda P3, Ling S3, Ali S3.
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to describe the injury patterns observed in the 2015 Philadelphia Amtrak train derailment.
CONCLUSION: Fractures accounted for most observed injuries, but uncommon and potentially serious injuries included posterior sternoclavicular dislocation and mesenteric contusion. Imaging plays a critical role in the triage of patients during mass-casualty events, and familiarity with the injury patterns associated with high-velocity unrestrained blunt force trauma will aid diagnosis in any future similar occurrence.