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Can POCUS replace CT in Blunt Trauma?

December 19, 2015

There was a ton of research in the 1990s comparing POCUS or the FAST scan to CT. The practical conclusion of that research is what Ray Wiss and The EDE Course team members teach. If your Abdominal EDE is negative for free fluid, but you are concerned that your patient might have an intra-abdominal injury, proceed to CT. Twenty years on, the ultrasound gear has improved. But has it (and our collective skills) improved enough to eliminate the use of CT in a subset of patients? Tom J presented this article by Dehqanzada et al at the EDE 3 Journal Club which broached this topic.

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