The purpose of this session is to highlight areas of emergency radiology that are undergoing rapid evolution, are new applications, and/or are inherently challenging for most practitioners. Specifically the course will include new and expanded uses of MDCT in ER practice. Areas to be covered include trauma spine imaging with emphasis on new CT classifications, the ever challenging evaluation of complex facial trauma, and the recent improvements in detecting all important arterial hemorrhage. This session will include a review of basic clinical knowledge in its presentation of new and advanced techniques and applications. Attendees need to be aware of these changes to optimize and streamline care of their emergency patients and meet their clinical colleagues' needs and expectations. Developed in conjunction with the American Society of Emergency Radiology.
Define how to appropriately employ CT, MR and radiography in screening for spinal injuries.
Describe ways to improve performance in evaluation of traumatic facial injuries.
Review the optimal MDCT technique for the detection and characterization of pelvic hemorrhage in blunt trauma emphasizing the implications for therapy of ongoing arterial hemorrhage.