The objective of this article is to review the use of computed tomography ct for the purpose of injury evaluation in pediatric trauma patients the relative risk of radiation induced cancer mortality is discussed evidence based indications for obtaining ct and optimization of ct scanner protocols are provided. This book is a concise visually pleasing treatise on the use of computed tomography ct in evaluating the most common sites of occult trauma the seven chapters discuss trauma of the head face larynx spine chest abdomen and pelvis while it is a multiauthored text the editors have written all or part of five of the seven chapters. Four patients with blunt abdominal trauma underwent computed tomography ct as part of their diagnostic evaluation in each case ct accurately demonstrated the pathology and the extent of injury the results suggest that routine use of ct scanning may be an effective screening modality in the traumatized patient. Computed tomography ct is a simple rapid and safe method of evaluating patients with severe facial trauma it has its greatest value in defining the extent of soft tissue damage as well as in assessing the skeletal disruption in a group of 32 patients with severe facial trauma ct outlined the degree of soft tissue and skeletal fracture
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