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Ultrasound in Trauma

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Ultrasound in Trauma: Current Perspectives

David Liu, MD

PGY-4, Radiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
November 2001

Presented at Imaging and Interventional Rounds,
St. Paul's Hospital,
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia
35 minutes duration.


  • Review the FAST approach to rapid ultrasound for the detection of trauma injuries
  • Review the utility of ultrasound in trauma to detect intra-abdominal injury, pneumothorax, and other traumatic injuries in the acute emergency setting
  • Be familiar with current literature comparing the effectiveness of ultrasound in this setting to traditional radiological and clinical methods of assessing injury

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