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Table 2 Section 2: Structural points, key issue 1: CT location

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

Key question: Where should the CT-scanner be located with regard to a short service time and the lowest possible mortality rate of polytrauma patients?
No Statement(s) Cons Grade Cons
2.1.1 The computer tomograph ought to be located in or directly next to the Emergency Trauma Room 71%
weak
GoR
B
100%
strong
2.1.2 If this is not possible, the distance should not exceed 50 m 100%
strong
GoR
A
100%
strong
2.1.3 The transportation route to further therapy (Interventional Radiology, Operating Room, Intensive Care/Therapy Unit, and in rare cases Coronary Unit) ought to be short 86%
normal
GoR
B
100%
strong
Literature: detected = 367, excluded = 343, full-text: rated = 24, excluded = 18, included = 6 (guideline: [15, 19]; level 2: [20, 21]; level 3: [22, 23])
Comments: A dual-room/ sliding gantry-CT may be considered in case of localisation in the Emergency Trauma Room