Abdomen and Pelvis Imaging in Iraq
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The majority of the injuries during the time I was in Iraq were blast and ballistic injuries; this was especially true for the abdomen and pelvis due to lack of body armor in these regions. Like any other trauma center, the pelvis AP X-ray was second only to the CXR. The plain X-rays of the abdomen and pelvis were often used as a survey of retained blast fragments and major fractures.
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