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Clinical Decision Rule of Ungar et al for Excluding Thoracic Aortic Imaging Following Blunt Chest Trauma

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Ungar et al developed a clinical decision rule for excluding injury to the thoracic aorta following a motor vehicle collision with blunt chest trauma. This can reduce the need for performing imaging studies. The authors are from the University of Colorado in Denver.

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