This observational study analyzes cervical spine clearance practices and the utility of computed tomographic scans of the cervical spine in intoxicated patients with blunt trauma.
This case series discusses the inpatient resources, including imaging, nursing overtime, and blood bank needs, that were used to treat 63 individuals injured in the Asiana Airlines flight 214 crash.
This study reports that computed tomographic imaging was not associated with reliable diagnosing in ventral hernia recurrence owing to the high interobserver variability.
A man in his 60s presents to the emergency department after collapsing with sudden-onset back and abdominal pain; computed tomography shows a large right hepatic mass with intrahepatic and intraperitoneal hemorrhage. What is your diagnosis?
This study investigates whether a negative computed tomographic finding following blunt trauma is sufficient for ruling out intra-abdominal injury.
A woman in her 70s presents with an asymptomatic mass of the gastric fundus. What is your diagnosis?
A woman in her 40s was referred to our service because findings on routine abdominal ultrasonography showed a hepatic mass in the right lobe composing approximately 50% of the liver parenchyma. The patient was asymptomatic, and there were no significant findings on abdominal physical examination—the liver was not palpable. What is your diagnosis?
This study examines whether hospital-level compliance with Brain Trauma Foundation guidelines for intracranial pressure monitoring and craniotomy is associated with risk-adjusted mortality rates in patients with severe traumatic brain injury.
This population-based cohort study investigates whether nonadherence to Society for Vascular Surgery guidelines for postoperative imaging surveillance is associated with poor outcomes among Medicare beneficiaries undergoing endovascular aneurysm repair.
This cohort analysis compares the outcomes in patients with traumatic brain injury before and after implementation of the Brain Injury Guidelines protocol.
This medical record review describes the use of computed tomography in identifying the mortality risk in patients with pneumomediastinum due to blunt trauma.
This retrospective medical record review examines the role of positron emission tomography–computed tomography characteristics in esophageal adenocarcinoma for patients undergoing neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy and demonstrates that a δ standardized uptake variable value of less than 45% reliably predicts patients who have residual disease but not complete pathologic response.
Miller et al compare the effectiveness of ultrasonography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of occult inguinal hernia.
Resnick et al investigated the accuracy of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging in the clearance of cervical spine injuries. See the Invited Commentary by Schreiber.
Baucom et al determine whether dynamic abdominal sonography for hernia can be objectively used to characterize incisional hernias by measurement of mean surface area. See the Invited Commentary by Goldblatt.