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Surg Clin North Am. 2011 Feb;91(1):195-207. doi: 10.1016/j.suc.2010.10.008.

Focused assessment with sonography for trauma: methods, accuracy, and indications.

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Department of General and Vascular Surgery, Gundersen Lutheran Health System, 1900 South Avenue C05-001, La Crosse, WI 54601, USA. nypatel@gundluth.org

Abstract

Focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) is an invaluable adjunct in the management of trauma patients for detection of free intra-abdominal and pericardial fluid. Over the past 2 decades, the use of this technique has increased significantly. This article reviews the clinical application and future direction of FAST.

PMID:
21184909
DOI:
10.1016/j.suc.2010.10.008
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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