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The purpose of this study is to identify the clinical criteria for requesting a chest x-ray in a patient with blunt trauma and its findings such as clinical signs with a high sensitivity could be used in a larger study to codify the final criteria.
At present, a Chest x-ray is obtained from all trauma patients having suspicion to chest trauma. The indications for such radiographs are not well defined. This results in a large number of unnecessary chest radiographs being obtained. Our goal was to identify the clinical criteria for requesting a chest x-ray in a patient with blunt trauma and its findings such as clinical signs with a high sensitivity could be used in a larger study to codify the final criteria.
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Al-zahra university hospital
Iran, Islamic Republic of
Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:08:55-0400
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