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Clinical Rule of Brink et al for Computed Tomography (CT) of the Chest in a Patient Following Blunt Trauma

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Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
General Surgery & Anesthesiology

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Brink et al identified risk factors for a significant finding on computed tomography (CT) of the chest in a patient following blunt trauma. A chest CT scan can be avoided in a patient without any of these factors. The authors are from Radboud University Nijmegen and VU University Medical Center Amsterdam.

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