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Diagnostic Imaging in Polytrauma Patients

  • Vittorio Miele
  • Margherita Trinci
  • Presents a comprehensive overview of all diagnostic procedures used in polytrauma patient management

  • Explains the radiological semiotics of traumatic lesions and correlation with the mechanism of action of the damaging force

  • Shows a correlation between diagnostic findings and treatment decisions, particularly with regard to the identification of prognostic indicators


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Vittorio Miele, Gloria Addeo, Diletta Cozzi, Ginevra Danti, Luigi Bonasera, Margherita Trinci et al.
    Pages 1-34
  3. Federica Romano, Francesca Iacobellis, Franco Guida, Ettore Laccetti, Antonia Sorbo, Roberto Grassi et al.
    Pages 35-55
  4. Claudia Lucia Piccolo, Alessia De Marco, Nicola Maggialetti, Marcello Zappia, Raffaella Capasso, Serena Schipani et al.
    Pages 57-86
  5. Alessandro Stasolla
    Pages 87-104
  6. Alfonso Cerase, Antonio Leone
    Pages 105-142
  7. Riccardo Ferrari, Michele Galluzzo, Stefania Ianniello, Caterina Pizzi, Margherita Trinci, Vittorio Miele
    Pages 143-156
  8. Luigia Romano, Antonio Pinto, Ciro Acampora, Nicola Gagliardi, Sonia Fulciniti, Massimo Silva
    Pages 157-170
  9. Chiara Moroni, Alessandra Bindi, Edoardo Cavigli, Diletta Cozzi, Monica Marina Lanzetta, Peiman Nazerian et al.
    Pages 171-199
  10. Mario Moroni, Giulia Grazzini, Monica Marina Lanzetta, Silvia Pradella, Manlio Acquafresca, Vittorio Miele
    Pages 201-239
  11. Silvia Pradella, Marta Brandani, Giulia Grazzini, Mario Moroni, Manlio Acquafresca, Vittorio Miele
    Pages 241-247
  12. Michele Tonerini, Francesca Pancrazi, Silvia Lorenzi, Giulia Angelini, Giacomo Aringhieri, Piercarlo Rossi et al.
    Pages 249-282
  13. Michele Tonerini, Silvia Lorenzi, Francesca Pancrazi, Barbara Mugellini, Alessandra Scionti, Veronica Iodice
    Pages 283-299
  14. Gianpaolo Carrafiello, Chiara Floridi, Francesca Patella, Francesco Morelli, Filippo Pesapane, Matteo Crippa
    Pages 301-313
  15. Lina Bartolini, Ginevra Danti, Claudio Raspanti, Gloria Addeo, Diletta Cozzi, Margherita Trinci et al.
    Pages 315-334
  16. Margherita Trinci, Eva Berardi, Giovanna Calabrese, Giovanni Maria Garbarino, Matteo Pignatelli, Vittorio Miele
    Pages 335-352
  17. Giuseppe D’Amico, Diletta Cozzi, Giovanni Battista Verrone, Gloria Addeo, Ginevra Danti, Vittorio Miele
    Pages 353-371
  18. Viola Valentini, Grazia Loretta Buquicchio, Ginevra Danti, Michele Galluzzo, Stefania Ianniello, Margherita Trinci et al.
    Pages 373-388
  19. Margherita Trinci, Federico Greco, Mariagrazia Ramunno, Diletta Cozzi, Valeria Saracco, Caterina Maria Trinci et al.
    Pages 389-407
  20. Silvia Lucarini, Alessandro Castellani, Elena Bertelli, Monica Marina Lanzetta, Simone Agostini, Margherita Trinci et al.
    Pages 409-432

About this book


This book provides comprehensive information on Diagnostic Imaging for polytrauma patients. It provides extensive and detailed explanations of the semiotics of traumatic injuries, the correlation with the trauma’s mechanism of action, and the meaning and appearance of prognostic indicators. The book begins with a discussion of the management of polytrauma patients. Particular attention is given to the role of radiology in management, and each chapter includes an assessment of the radiological findings to be used as a clinical decision-making tool. Several typical cases are shown, supplemented by a wealth of images. The book offers a useful tool both for radiologists, who will find in it a valuable guide to correctly diagnosing traumatic injuries, and for clinicians, who will come to better understand the findings of the diagnostic tests performed on their patients


Polytrauma Trauma Imaging Emergency Radiology Head trauma Blunt thoracic trauma Blunt abdominal trauma Multidetector Computed Tomography (MDCT) Contrast-enhanced Ultrasonography (CEUS) Focused Assessment by Sonography for trauma (FAST) Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Advanced trauma life support (ATLS)

Editors and affiliations

  • Vittorio Miele
    • 1
  • Margherita Trinci
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyCareggi University HospitalFlorenceItaly
  2. 2.Dept of Emergency RadiologyS. Camillo HospitalRomeItaly

About the editors

Vittorio Miele has been working at the University Hospital Careggi in Florence since October 2016 as Chairman of both the Emergency Radiology Unit and the Radiology and Laboratory Department.
For the previous fourteen years, he served as Chairman of the Department of Emergency Radiology at S. Camillo Hospital in Rome.
He is a past President of the Italian College of Emergency Radiology and is currently a Member of the Board of the Italian Society of Radiology (SIRM). He has authored over 300 papers and edited several monographs.

Margherita Trinci works at S. Camillo Hospital in Rome in the Department of Emergency Radiology.
She is Senior Radiologist in the fields of Emergency Radiology and Pediatric Radiology, she is also a Member of the Board of the Italian College of Pediatric Radiology.
She has authored over 50 papers and co-edited several monographs.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Diagnostic Imaging in Polytrauma Patients
  • Editors Vittorio Miele
    Margherita Trinci
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-62053-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-87222-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-62054-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 543
  • Number of Illustrations 250 b/w illustrations, 217 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Imaging / Radiology
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“The intent is to provide a comprehensive review of imaging findings in trauma patients. The book focuses on patients with more than one site of injury and addresses patterns of injuries that are often found together. The authors identify radiologists as the primary audience and, indeed, the book is appropriate for this audience. ... This is a thorough review of imaging findings in trauma that is well written with excellent images.” (Tara M. Catanzano, Doody's Book Reviews, April, 2018)