Health Services Research| Volume 84, ISSUE 1, P67, July 2014

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      What do we know about the need for routine reimaging after renal trauma? In the adult blunt renal trauma population, follow-up computed tomography (CT) scans on asymptomatic patients are not required (their citations 6-8). Less is known about the proper follow up of children with blunt renal trauma. Eeg et al (their citation 9) decreased the number of follow-up CT scans in children with blunt renal trauma to 3%, partly by eliminating imaging in asymptomatic patients and partly by substituting ultrasound.
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