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Emergency imaging after a traffic accident

Author: Birgit Ertl-Wagner, MD, Munich, Germany
Body Region: Musculoskeletal

1. Patient presentation
2. CT Images
3. CT Findings
4. Diagnosis
5. References

1. Patient presentation

  • A 42-year-old man was brought to the emergency room after a high speed motor vehicle accident.
  • A contrast-enhanced CT examination of the neurocranium, neck, chest and abdomen was performed
    to rule out hemorrhage, lacerations and fractures. Sagittal reformations of the spine were