Statscan critical imaging system (Lodox Systems (Pty) Ltd.) for evaluation of patients with trauma or injury

Record ID 32013000147
Authors' recomendations: There were 32 million initial injury-related visits to emergency departments in the United States in 2009, 2 million hospitalizations due to injury (fractures accounted for 54%), and over 177,000 deaths due to injury. Radiography is an important component of the initial survey of a trauma patient in the emergency department. Typically three X-ray views are obtained: chest, pelvis, and cervical spine. In cases where resuscitation efforts cannot be interrupted, information from these x rays that could inform treatment decision making may not be available until the second survey when the patient is better stabilized. Since the risk of mortality increases with an increasing length of time to diagnosis and treatment, faster methods for assessing the patient's clinical status would improve survival. Radiological evaluation of polytrauma patients is challenging and time-consuming. In addition, each radiograph obtained increases the radiation exposure to the patient.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2012
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: United States
MeSH Terms
  • Humans
  • Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted
  • Radiology
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Fractures, Bone
Organisation Name: HAYES, Inc.
Contact Address: 157 S. Broad Street, Suite 200, Lansdale, PA 19446, USA. Tel: 215 855 0615; Fax: 215 855 5218
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Copyright: 2012 Winifred S. Hayes, Inc
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