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Trauma Imaging in Global Health Radiology

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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 the developing world, including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, abdominal injury, and extremity injury. An understanding of trauma in the developing world, 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

Traumatic Brain Injury Trauma Care Trauma Team Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury Diagnostic Peritoneal Lavage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA
  2. 2.RAD-AID InternationalMDUSA
  3. 3.Lucile Packard Children’s HospitalStanford University Medical CenterCAUSA

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