Lodox/Statscan Provides Rapid Identification of Bullets in Multiple Gunshot Wounds

Am J Emerg Med. 2008 Oct;26(8):965.e5-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2008.01.047.

Abstract

Lodox/Statscan is a new digital radiograph machine with low-dose radiation exposure. It provides rapid and whole-body scans. In multiple gunshot trauma, the conventional radiograph or computed tomography scan might be time consuming, and the resuscitation might be paused temporarily. We applied the Lodox/Statscan to search bullets within a short period, and the resuscitation was nonstop during imaging study. As a result, it serves as a valuable adjunct in providing rapid identification of metal projectiles in multiple gunshot wounds.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Multiple Trauma / diagnostic imaging*
  • Radiographic Image Enhancement / instrumentation*
  • Resuscitation
  • Whole Body Imaging / instrumentation*
  • Wounds, Gunshot / diagnostic imaging*