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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 4-9

Prehospital Ultrasound in Trauma: A Review of Current and Potential Future Clinical Applications

1 Department of Emergency Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
2 Department of Emergency Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Mazen J El Sayed
Department of Emergency Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, PO Box 11-0236, Riad El Solh 1107 2020, Beirut
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JETS.JETS_117_17

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Ultrasound (US) is an essential tool for evaluating trauma patients in the hospital setting. Many previous in-hospital studies have been extrapolated to out of hospital setting to improve diagnostic accuracy in prehospital and austere environments. This review article presents the role of prehospital US in blunt and penetrating trauma management with emphasis on its current clinical applications, challenges, and future implications of such use.

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