Echelons of Combat Casualty Care and Associated Imaging Resources

  • Les R. Folio


This chapter provides an overview of the various levels and capabilities of hospitals in deployed military bases in combat zones. This includes the equipment and staffing resources, capabilities, and roles in the flow of combat casualty care. The major role of radiologists in the combat setting is at Level 3 facilities. The equipment at our Level 3 facility in Balad, Iraq, will serve as an example of resources available at most other Level 3 facilities in Iraq and Afghanistan.


Logistics Echelons Levels of combat casualty care Air Force Theater Hospital Combat Support Hospital Biomedical Equipment Technicians Area of operations Composite Health Care System Joint Patient Tracking System 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Les R. Folio
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  1. 1.Associate Professor Radiology and Radiological Sciences Associate Professor Military and Emergency MedicineUniformed Services University of the Health SciencesBethesdaUSA

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