Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock

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

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


Tharwat El Zahran1, Mazen J El Sayed2 
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
Lebanon

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.


How to cite this article:
El Zahran T, El Sayed MJ. Prehospital Ultrasound in Trauma: A Review of Current and Potential Future Clinical Applications.J Emerg Trauma Shock 2018;11:4-9


How to cite this URL:
El Zahran T, El Sayed MJ. Prehospital Ultrasound in Trauma: A Review of Current and Potential Future Clinical Applications. J Emerg Trauma Shock [serial online] 2018 [cited 2021 Dec 4 ];11:4-9
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