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Thoracic Injury Rule-out Criteria (TIRC) for Predicting Intra-Thoracic Blunt Trauma and the Need for a Chest Radiograph

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Forouzanfar et al reported a decision rule (Thoracic Injury Rule-out Criteria, TIRC)  to identify a trauma patient at risk for significant intra-thoracic injury. A patient considered to be low risk may not need to have a chest X-ray and thus avoid unnecessary exposure to radiation.

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