Role of FAST and CT scan in abdominal trauma Role of Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST) and CT scan in abdominal trauma: Radiologist's perspective

Nirav Patel, Niket Domadia, Resident, Resident
Diagnosis of abdominal trauma is a real. Diagnostic tools that help the treating doctor in optimum management of abdominal trauma include; Focused Assessment Trauma (FAST), Diagnostic peritoneal lavage (DPL) and CT scan. Objectives: The aim of this communication wa abdomen in the diagnosis of abdominal trauma. Material and methods: This study aimed at Department of Dhiraj General Hospita patients. Results: Out of 50 patients of abdominal trauma, 12 patients (24%) were in age group 21 with male
more » ... o female ratio of approximately 5.2: accident according for 54% of total cases. followed by kidney. USG showed overall sensitivity 57.48%, specificity 97.77%, positive predictive value 88.9125, negative predictive value 97.185 and sensitivity of 95.35%, specificity of 100%, positive predictive value of 100%, negative predictive value 77.78% and accuracy 96%. Conclusion: FAST is useful as the initial diagnostic tool for abdominal trauma to d abdominal fluid. With proper training and understanding the limitations of ultrasound, the results of FAST can be optimized. DPL is indicated to diagnose suspected internal abdominal injury when