CT Protocol Optimization in Trauma Imaging: A Review of Current Evidence
Francesca Iacobellis, Luigia Romano, Alessandro Rengo, Roberta Danzi, Maria Giuseppina Scuderi, Antonio Brillantino & Mariano Scaglione
Purpose of Review: Trauma constitutes a social and a clinical problem. The CT protocol to be adopted in polytrauma patients is still not standardized across institutions. A variety of protocols can be found in the available literature, which differ from each other in timing acquisition and number of phases.
Recent Findings: Even if multiple recent studies are investigating the role of split bolus technique, multiphasic protocol has been shown to be associated with early detection and adequate characterization of vascular injuries, so it should be still considered as the “best” CT protocol for the assessment of high-energy trauma patients.
Summary: The article provides a review on the currently available literature on the CT protocols adopted in polytraumatized patients.
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