Radiology of Blunt Trauma of the Chest

  • Pierre Schnyder
  • Max Wintermark

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Max Wintermark, Pierre Schnyder
    Pages 1-7
  3. Max Wintermark, Pierre Schnyder
    Pages 9-27
  4. Max Wintermark, Pierre Schnyder
    Pages 29-43
  5. Max Wintermark, Pierre Schnyder
    Pages 45-55
  6. Max Wintermark, Bertrand Duvoisin, Pierre Schnyder
    Pages 57-69
  7. Max Wintermark, Stephan Wicky, Dominique Bettex, Pierre Schnyder, Nicolas Theumann
    Pages 71-134
  8. Max Wintermark, François Gudinchet, Pierre Schnyder
    Pages 135-146
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 147-154

About this book


In industrialized countries, traumas represent the third leading cause of death, after cardiovascular diseases and cancers. Thoracic structures are involved in up to 30% of blunt traumas. Knowledge of the various radiological patterns of blunt chest trauma is thus mandatory for all radiologists, intensivists, and other physicians involved in trauma care. This book is designed to meet this need. It provides a systematic review of all aspects of the radiology of blunt trauma of the chest. Most radiological patterns described in the literature as well as some new ones are comprehensively illustrated using an image data file spanning more than 10 years. Particular emphasis is placed on correlation between the results of the various emergency imaging modalities: conventional radiology, computed tomography, ultrasonography and angiography.


Brustkorbtrauma Radiodiagnostiik Radiologie Trauma angiography biomechanics blunt chest trauma care computed tomography (CT) epidemiology heart lung pathophysiology radiology ultrasonography

Authors and affiliations

  • Pierre Schnyder
    • 1
  • Max Wintermark
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic and Interventional RadiologyUniversity HospitalLausanneSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-63041-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-57182-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0942-5373
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