Computed Tomography of the Abdomen of the Critically Ill

  • A. Dixon
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Part of the Current Concepts in Critical Care book series (CRITICAL CARE)


Because of wider availability of modern computed tomography (CT) machines, much of the original work illustrating the use of abdominal CT in the critically ill patient has emanated from North America (Federle et al. 1981; Toombs et al. 1981). However, in those centres in Europe with on-site CT, the role of abdominal CT has long been appreciated in those patients with severe trauma or possible intraabdominal sepsis. These two clinical entities constitute the bulk of referrals for abdominal CT from the intensive care unit.


Compute Tomography Abdominal Compute Tomography Comput Assist Intravenous Contrast Medium Splenic Rupture 
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