Imaging an important tool to assess blast injuries

Bombing victims need quick imaging assessment of their injuries, and nonmilitary physicians today, in an era where terrorism is a threat, must be prepared to handle injuries caused by bombs, according to the authors of a report on the medical response to the Boston Marathon bombings earlier this year.

The analysis suggests a liberal use of x-ray and CT imaging is appropriate to detect foreign objects and assess soft tissue injuries. For more on the study’s findings, check out the summary in Boston Magazine at the link below: