Diagnostic Imaging Pathways - Thoracic Aorta Blunt Trauma

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Population Covered By The Guidance

This pathway provides guidance on the imaging of adult patients at risk of aortic injury following blunt trauma.

Date reviewed: December 2018

Date of next review: December 2021

Published: July 2019

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The relative radiation level (RRL) of each imaging investigation is displayed in the pop up box.

No radiation None 0
Minimal radiation Minimal < 1 millisieverts
Low radiation Low 1-5 mSv
Medium radiation Medium 5-10 mSv
High radiation High >10 mSv

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