Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science
eISSN No. 2347-2367 pISSN No. 2347-2545

A Comparison between an Emergency Medicine Specialist and a Radiology Specialist in Reading Chest Radiography

Author(s): Seyed Mohammad Hosseininejad, Seyyed Hosein Montazar, Farzad Bozorgi, Iraj Goli Khatir, Zahra Mardanshahi, Amirali Avish

Abstract

Chest X-ray is the most commonly used imaging in patients with trauma in emergency departments. The CXR performed in the emergency department is evaluated and read by the Trauma Team including different specialist. The aim of this study was to compare the findings of an emergency medicine specialist and radiology specialist in reading chest radiography. Our results showed that Due to the high sensitivity of the results, in cases where the diagnosis of a doctor has not been found to have a valid clinical sign in multiple traumatic patients, a chest x-ray can be avoided. Background: Chest X-ray is the most commonly used imaging in patients with trauma in emergency departments. The CXR performed in the emergency department is evaluated and read by the Trauma Team including different specialists. Aims: The aim of this study was to compare the findings of an emergency medicine specialist and radiology specialist in reading chest radiography. Methods: Our study is a cross-sectional diagnostic study in emergency department of Imam Khomeini Hospital in Sari in 2017.The study population included all patients with chest wall blunt trauma and multiple trauma patients.

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