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Table 7 Section 4: Conventional Radiography

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

Key question: What is the significance of conventional X-rays and under what conditions are conventional X-rays preferred to computer tomography in the Emergency Trauma Room treatment of polytrauma patients?
No Statement(s) Cons Grade Cons
4.1 For the clarification of polytrauma, CT should be preferred to X-ray 100%
strong
GoR
A
100%
strong
4.2 In addition to an eFAST, conventional X-ray should also be immediately available 100%
strong
GoR
A
100%
strong
Literature: detected = 893, excluded = 845, full-text: rated = 18, excluded = 7, included = 11 (guideline: [15, 19, 24, 47, 48]; level 2: [49, 50]; level 3: [51,52,53]; level 5: [46])
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