[ RadSafe ] Usa of CT Scans in the Disaster in Alabama

Dan W McCarn hotgreenchile at gmail.com
Fri Apr 29 09:50:48 CDT 2011

Dear Group:


A classmate of mine wrote the following related to the use of CT scans for
children injured in the Alabama tornado on Wednesday.


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From: Stuart Royal, M.D. [mailto:Stuart.Royal at chsys.org] 
Sent: Friday, April 29, 2011 07:21
To: Undisclosed
Subject: RE: Thinking of you


Here was a message of the CEO of Children's Hospital yesterday. On a usual
night we do 10-15 CT scans. Wed night we did 180 scans- what a wonderful
tool CT is for trauma patients- it certainly saved many lives as we used it.




As of 9:45 a.m. this morning, we have admitted 34 patients at Children's and
there are currently 7 more patients in the Emergency Department, certainly
some of whom will be admitted.  Six patients were treated and discharged.
Additionally, one patient was pronounced dead on arrival.  The total number
of children seen is currently 48 but there will likely be more injured
children sent to Children's today. 

Our team continues to function at a very high level and is ready to handle
whatever comes our way.  

Stuart A. Royal, M.S., M.D.


Children's Health System

Harry M. Burns Endowed Chair

Pediatric Radiology

Past President

Society for Pediatric Radiology

sroyal at chsys.org

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