Identifying solid organ injuries on CT

Trauma is the leading cause of death worldwide. Learn more about the role CT imaging plays in trauma patient care.

Michael Hartung, MD
Michael Hartung, MD
8th Aug 2022 • 1m read

Although the search patterns for traumatic and nontraumatic CT are the same, there are some important tips to keep in mind when learning to review trauma CT. By the end of this lesson, you will understand the specialized terminology and know how to recognize a hemoperitoneum.

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After attending this course, you will master the essentials of abdominopelvic trauma CT interpretation and feel comfortable reviewing studies on your own. You will recognize and characterize solid organ, bowel, vascular injuries, and fractures as well as become familiar with patterns of injury involving multiple systems. Your skills will be solidified with case study reviews of complex polytrauma.

Build upon your Abdominal CT Essentials skills and use CT to evaluate for injuries including polytrauma, fractures, and solid organ trauma.