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Lucio Cagini, Sabrina Gravante, Corrado Maria Malaspina, Elviro Cesarano, Melchiorre Giganti, Alberto Rebonato, Paolo Fonio, Michele Scialpi
In the assessment of polytrauma patient, an accurate diagnostic study protocol with high sensitivity and specificity is necessary. Computed Tomography (CT) is the standard reference in the emergency for evaluating the patients with abdominal trauma. Ultrasonography (US) has a high sensitivity in detecting free fluid in the peritoneum, but it does not show as much sensitivity for traumatic parenchymal lesions. The use of Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) improves the accuracy of the method in the diagnosis and assessment of the extent of parenchymal lesions...
July 15, 2013: Critical Ultrasound Journal
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