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Table 16 Section 7: Whole Body CT – Special protocols, key issue 2: CT—angiography

From: European Society of Emergency Radiology: guideline on radiological polytrauma imaging and service (short version)

Key question: Under which conditions should the standard WBCT protocol of the polytrauma patient be adapted with regard to CT-angiography of the extremities, aorta or intestinal/mesenteric?
No Statement(s) Cons Grade Cons
7.2.1 CTA of the extremities ought not to be a standard part of the whole body CT polytrauma protocols 100%
strong
GPP
B
100%
strong
7.2.2 In the case of an extension of the whole body CT scan, identified prior to the examination, the guidelines of the respective radiological -subspeciality societies should be taken into account, e.g. cardiovascular, abdominal 100%
strong
GPP
A
86%
normal
Literature: detected = 3464, excluded = 3408, full-text: rated = 56, excluded = 20 included = 36 (guideline: [15, 19, 79, 91, 92, 94, 96,97,98, 119,120,121,122,123,124,125,126,127,128,129,130,131,132]; level 1: [99, 133]; level 3: [16, 52, 63, 72, 103,104,105, 134,135,136,137])
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