Boston bombings highlight importance of prompt imaging amid disaster

08/27/2013 |

Patients with blast injuries, such as those incurred during the Boston Marathon bombings, benefit from prompt, extensive radiology imaging and computed tomography, according to research from Boston University School of Medicine published in Arthritis Care & Research. Because many blast injuries involve extensive musculoskeletal and soft tissue damage, resulting in a 3% rate of traumatic amputation, rapid imaging is important for flagging problems and allowing quick initiation of limb-salvaging treatment.

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