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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