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Contrast Ultrasound in Trauma

FAST of the future?

By Michael Prats, MD on 02/13/17 01:00 AM

The FAST (focused assessment with sonography for trauma) is great for picking up free fluid in cases of intraabdominal hemorrhage; however, it is not so good at diagnosing solid organ injury. What about if we add contrast? This articles takes a look at the use of contrast-enhanced ultrasound in blunt abdominal trauma patients. Is this the next cool thing in trauma diagnostics?