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Thoracic Imaging in Pediatric Trauma2021

Type: New Practice Management Guideline (PMG)
Category: Trauma
Committee Liaison: Rachel D. Appelbaum, MD

Team leader(s)

The Pediatric Trauma Society (PTS), the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) and Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR) are four organizations committed to improving the care of injured children through education, guideline development, injury prevention, advocacy and research. These organizations have agreed to partner on the development of a GRADE-based Guideline to provide evidence-based recommendations regarding imaging of pediatric trauma patients. An MOU has been signed by the EAST president approving this collaboration. The goal of the PMG will be to develop guidelines for use of thoracic imaging including US and contrast-enhanced computed in pediatric trauma with the
purpose of maximizing outcomes including cost, radiation exposure, patient transfer, and injury diagnosis.

Team members:
• Michael Aquino (PTS/SPR)
• John Marquart (PTS)
• Sam Lam (ACEP)
• Ann Dietrich (ACEP)
• Jonathan Valente (ACEP)

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