Imaging the Chest Trauma Patient

  • Robert A. Novelline


Trauma is the third leading cause of death in the USA and the leading cause of death for those younger than 40 years of age. Approximately 25% of trauma deaths result from thoracic injuries. In the USA each year, >300,000 patients are hospitalized and >25,000 die as a consequence of chest trauma [1, 2, 3]. Blunt trauma accounts for 90% of chest trauma, and the most common cases of blunt trauma are motor vehicle collisions and falls [4, 5].


Blunt Trauma Chest Trauma Aortic Injury Thoracic Injury Pulmonary Contusion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert A. Novelline
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  1. 1.Department of RadiologyMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

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