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Immediate total-body CT scanning versus conventional imaging and selective CT scanning in patients with severe trauma (REACT-2): a randomised controlled trial. Lancet 2016; 388: 673-683.

Published: 21st September 2016

Authors: Sierink JC, Treskes K, Edwards MJR, Beuker BJA, den Hartog D, Hohmann J et al.

Conclusion

This multicentre study included 1403 patients. The upgrade to total body CT did not reduce subsequent in hospital mortality (16 per cent in both groups), but did require an increased radiation dose.

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