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Table 4 Section 2: Structural points, key issue 3: Diagnostic Environment and Communication

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

Key question: Which work organization is recommended for polytrauma management with regard to workstation, data processing, image display and communication?
No Statement(s) Cons Grade Cons
2.3.1 Depending on the individual framework conditions, each facility should enable the fastest possible initial image evaluation 100%
strong
GoR
A
100%
strong
2.3.2 For this initial evaluation, an optimised workstation connected directly to the CT control console ought to be used 86%
normal
GoR
B
100%
strong
2.3.3 These initial images should not exceed a maximum slice thickness of 5 mm 100%
strong
GoR
A
100%
strong
2.3.4 Depending on the individual framework conditions, each institution should define a suitable infrastructure for the immediate oral as well as the further written exchange of information 100%
strong
GoR
A
100%
strong
2.3.5 The transmission of findings may be considered to be supported with a selection of relevant images 86%
normal
GoR
0
86%
normal
2.3.6 There should be a way between hospitals to exchange CT images safely and timely 100%
strong
GoR
A
100%
strong
Literature: detected = 850, excluded = 784, full-text: rated = 40, excluded = 31, included = 9 (guideline: [15, 19, 31,32,33]; level 3: [22, 34,35,36])
Comments: Mobile devices may be useful in distributing relevant information