A review of full-body radiography in nontraumatic emergency medicine

Whiley, S. P.; Mantokoudis, Georgios; Ott, Daniel; Zimmerman, H; Exadaktylos, Aristomenis Konstantinos (2012). A review of full-body radiography in nontraumatic emergency medicine. Emergency medicine international, 2012, p. 108129. Cairo (Egypt): Hindawi Publishing Corporation 10.1155/2012/108129

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This paper reports on the application of full-body radiography to nontraumatic emergency situations. The Lodox Statscan is an X-ray machine capable of imaging the entire body in 13 seconds using linear slit scanning radiography (LSSR). Nontraumatic emergency applications in ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt visualisation, emergency room arteriography (ERA), detection of foreign bodies, and paediatric emergency imaging are presented. Reports show that the fast, full-body, and low-dose scanning capabilities of the Lodox system make it well suited to these applications, with the same or better image quality, faster processing times, and lower dose to patients. In particular, the large format scans allowing visualisation of a greater area of anatomy make it well suited to VP shunt monitoring, ERA, and the detection of foreign bodies. Whilst more studies are required, it can be concluded that the Lodox Statscan has the potential for widespread use in these and other nontraumatic emergency radiology applications.

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04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders (ENT)
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine (DRNN) > Institute of Diagnostic, Interventional and Paediatric Radiology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine and Anaesthesiology (DINA) > University Emergency Center

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Mantokoudis, Georgios; Ott, Daniel and Exadaktylos, Aristomenis Konstantinos




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04 Oct 2013 14:34

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