Traumatic pulmonary pathology measured with computed tomography and a semiautomated analytic method.

Daly M, Miller PR, Carr JJ, Gayzik FS, Hoth JJ, Meredith JW, Stitzel JD
Clin Imaging. 2008 32 (5): 346-54

PMID: 18760721 · DOI:10.1016/j.clinimag.2008.02.026

The goal of this study is to develop a controlled approach to quantifying the amount of lung damage after blunt chest trauma. The presented method is used to analyze computed tomography scans and to assess patients' risk for developing acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). When used to predict which patients were at risk for ARDS, the method presented in this study had a sensitivity of 57% and a specificity of 100%.

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Adolescent Adult Aged Automation Cohort Studies Female Humans Injury Severity Score Lung Injury Male Middle Aged Predictive Value of Tests Pulmonary Gas Exchange Radiographic Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult Respiratory Function Tests Risk Assessment Sensitivity and Specificity Tomography, X-Ray Computed Wounds, Nonpenetrating Young Adult

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