Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 2022; 26 (9): 3249-3260

DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_202205_28743

Non-traumatic non-cardiovascular thoracic emergencies: role of imaging

E. Bicci, G. Grazzini, D. Cozzi, G. Danti, S. Pradella, P. Palumbo, F. Bruno, F. Grassi, F. Dell’ Aversana, F. De Muzio, M.C. Brunese, C. Cutolo, R. Fusco, V. Granata, A. Giovagnoni, V. Miele

Department of Emergency Radiology, Careggi University Hospital, Florence, Italy. dilettacozzi@gmail.com


Patients presenting to the emergency with thoracic symptoms could have a wide variety of causes, even if the traumatic and vascular causes are excluded. Therefore, the diagnosis is often a challenge for emergency physicians. Anamnesis, physical examination and laboratory testing need to be integrated with imaging to get a rapid diagnosis and to distinguish among the potential causes. This review discusses the role of diagnostic imaging studies in the emergency setting in patients with non-traumatic non-cardiovascular thoracic symptoms. The use of chest x-ray, bedside lung Ultrasound and Computed Tomography in the diagnosis and care of these patients have been reviewed as well as the common findings on imaging.

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E. Bicci, G. Grazzini, D. Cozzi, G. Danti, S. Pradella, P. Palumbo, F. Bruno, F. Grassi, F. Dell’ Aversana, F. De Muzio, M.C. Brunese, C. Cutolo, R. Fusco, V. Granata, A. Giovagnoni, V. Miele
Non-traumatic non-cardiovascular thoracic emergencies: role of imaging

Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Year: 2022
Vol. 26 - N. 9
Pages: 3249-3260
DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_202205_28743