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Trauma Imaging in Global Health Radiology

  • Tiffany M. Sills
  • John M. Campbell
  • Rodney D. Welling
  • Matthew P. Lungren
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Abstract

The worldwide incidence of morbidity and mortality related to trauma is increasing as low-income countries continue to undergo economic development and urbanization. It is important to understand the socioeconomic and the demographic data as related to trauma in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, abdominal injury, and extremity injury. An understanding of trauma in the LMICs, and the challenges that exist for both the prevention and the treatment of traumatic injuries, may inform future plans for the implementation of medical imaging and organized trauma responders, thereby minimizing the impact of post-traumatic morbidity and mortality in low-income countries.

Keywords

Radiology Global Health Global Health Trauma Imaging Trauma Global Health Traumatic Brain Injury in Global Health Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury in Global Health Blunt Abdominal Injury in Global Health FAST in Global Health EFAST in Global Health Essential Trauma Care Project Ultrasound in Trauma and Global Health X-ray in Trauma and Global Health Radiography in Trauma and Global Health CT in Trauma and Global Health 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tiffany M. Sills
    • 1
  • John M. Campbell
    • 2
  • Rodney D. Welling
    • 3
  • Matthew P. Lungren
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic RadiologyUniversity of North Carolina HospitalsChapel HillUSA
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyUniversity of North Carolina HospitalsChapel HillUSA
  3. 3.Pinehurst Radiology AssociatesPinehurstUSA
  4. 4.Department of RadiologyStanford University School of MedicineStanfordUSA
  5. 5.Lucile Packard Children’s HospitalStanford University Medical CenterPalo AltoUSA
  6. 6.Department of RadiologyStanford UniversityPalo AltoUSA

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