Blunt Chest Trauma: A Radiologic Approach and Review

James Cassuto, Nisreen Ezuddin, Gary Danton

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Blunt chest trauma, a frequent component of trauma admissions, is the second leading cause of death in motor-vehicle accidents. Additionally, it may be associated with significant morbidity in those who survive. Radiography, ultrasonography, and computed tomography (CT) have a widespread role in evaluating blunt chest trauma, importantly aiding in the diagnosis and management of injury. Herein, we discuss the most common salient injuries, imaging protocol considerations and imaging findings associated with acute blunt chest trauma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number23
JournalCurrent Radiology Reports
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2018


  • Blunt aortic injury
  • Blunt chest trauma
  • Cardiac injury
  • Diaphragmatic rupture
  • Pleural injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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