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Combat Radiology: Diagnostic Imaging of Blast and Ballistic by Les R. Folio

By Les R. Folio

Combat Radiology presents distinct insights right into a army radiologist’s position within the sleek battlefield surroundings. Drawing on his contemporary stories in Iraq, Col. Les Folio, a retired air strength radiologist and flight health practitioner with over two decades of carrier, offers a complete advent to diagnostic imaging know-how for the deployed army medical professional. subject matters within the booklet contain descriptions of imaging services of hospitals in deployed army bases in strive against zones; useful imaging options and terminology linked to penetrating/perforating blast and ballistic accidents; fresh scientific advances at the battlefield; and the altering position of imaging modalities in strive against events. also, particular anatomic and pathologic imaging situations from wrestle occasions are offered, together with anxious mind harm, chest, abdomen/pelvis, and skeletal trauma. wrestle Radiology will attraction not just to army radiologists and surgeons, but in addition to civilian emergency radiologists and trauma physicians who come upon sufferers with ballistic and blast accidents because of armed clash, terrorism, and catastrophe situations.

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Repurposing air traffic control to track combat casualties more effectively. J Am Coll Surg. 2009 June,208(6):1001 8. 11. al. Histologic, immunohistochemical, and ultrastructural findings in human blast lung injury. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2003,168:549 5. 1 Record Survival Rates of Combat Casualties American and coalition forces can claim one overwhelming victory in recent conflicts: the highest survival rate of combat casualties in history. Approximately 98% of all casualties brought to our facility survived, a higher percentage than ever before in prior wars.

Saunders, Philadelphia, PA. 4. Wilkerson RG, Stone MB. Sensitivity of bedside ultrasound and supine anteroposterior chest radiographs for the identification of pneumothorax after blunt trauma. Acad Emerg Med. 2010 Jan,17(1):11 7. 5. Ingari JV, Powell E. Civilian and detainee orthopaedic surgical care at an Air Force theater hospital. Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg. 2007 Jun,11(2):130 4. 6. Sambasivan CN, Schreiber MA. Emerging therapies in traumatic hemorrhage control. Curr Opin Crit Care. 2009 Dec,15(6):560 8.

See Fig. 1 for a photo of me preparing to transport a casualty from one combat hospital to another for follow-up care. Note the survival vest to include weapon with rounds on top of the heavy body armor (Fig. 2). 2 Imaging Advances in Deployed Combat Hospitals One of the first imaging advances a casualty experiences in Air Force Theater Hospitals is the ultrasound. After the trauma CBAs and continued urgent life support measures, comes the E-FAST (Extended Focused Abdominal Sonography in Trauma).

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