The Combat Environment: Preparation for Deployment

  • Les R. Folio


The environment of a deployed combat hospital brings many challenges such as artillery fire, heat, sand, dust, cold, and frequent power outages. This chapter will provide an overview of deployment preparation and battlefield challenges the military radiologist needs to know. In addition, the concepts and cases presented here should provide baseline knowledge for mass casualty/disaster preparation for any radiologist where there is an emergency room.


Deployment Center for the Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills (CSTARS) Echelons of care Area of operations (AOR) Combat support hospital Air Force theater hospital 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Les R. Folio
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  1. 1.Associate Professor Radiology and Radiological Sciences Associate Professor Military and Emergency MedicineUniformed Services University of the Health SciencesBethesdaUSA

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