Multiple injuries diagnosed using full-body digital x-ray

J Pediatr Surg. 2006 Jul;41(7):e25-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2006.03.018.


Missed injuries in patients with multiple trauma are primarily attributable to inadequate radiography. A case is presented that demonstrates the value of a full-body digital radiography system in diagnosing pathology in pediatric multiple trauma patients. Full-body imaging allowed the identification of a ruptured diaphragm, a pelvic fracture, and a femoral fracture on a single radiographic projection in the resuscitation room, facilitating immediate intervention.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Accidents, Traffic
  • Child
  • Diaphragm / injuries*
  • Diaphragm / surgery
  • Femoral Fractures / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Ilium / diagnostic imaging
  • Ilium / injuries*
  • Male
  • Multiple Trauma / diagnostic imaging*
  • Multiple Trauma / surgery
  • Radiography
  • Rupture / diagnostic imaging
  • Wounds, Nonpenetrating / diagnostic imaging*
  • Wounds, Nonpenetrating / surgery