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A question. Does anyone use scoring systems for amount of hemorrhage seen on CT like we use with AFAST?

Stephen Richey stephen.richey at gmail.com
Tue Jan 13 20:05:51 GMT 2015

The only use for hemorrhage volume estimates I have seen is in forensic
CT.  It's a time consuming process and I doubt it would have much practical
application in a time sensitive clinical setting.  There are a couple of
good references on the subject using human subjects out of the VIRTOPSY
group in Switzerland.

Feel free to contact me off list if you would like to discuss that aspect
On Jan 13, 2015 11:20 AM, "Tim Crowe" <tcrowedvm at gmail.com> wrote:

> A group of us in veterinary trauma are looking to a research project in
> bluntly traumatized K-9's where we correlate the finding of AFAST and the
> amount of hemorrhage detected (one of our investigators has developed a
> scoring system for   this). Then do a CT scan and compare the results
> obtained- hoping to see if we can validate the AFAST hemorrhage scoring
> from the results we get on the gold standard abdominal CT.
> Also planning to do a similar study regarding TFAST and thoracic CT.
> So appreciate any feed back and especially on any information on a scoring
> system for abdominal hemorrhage or thoracic hemorrhage and lung confusions
> from CT results in blunt trauma that anyone is currently using or have used
> in the last would be much appreciated.  Thank you.  D Tim Crowe, DVM,
> Diplomate Am Coll Vet Surgeons, Dip Am Coll Vet Emergency and  Critical
> Care, Fellow Am Coll Critical Care Med
> >> Chief of Surgery and Critical Care, Regional Institute for Veterinary
> Emergencies and Referrals,
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