The goal of this study is to develop a controlled approach to quantifying the amount of lung damage after blunt chest trauma. The presented method is used to analyze computed tomography scans and to assess patients' risk for developing acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). When used to predict which patients were at risk for ARDS, the method presented in this study had a sensitivity of 57% and a specificity of 100%.
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Published online: April 17, 2008
Accepted: January 30, 2008
Received: November 14, 2007
☆This publication was supported by grant no. 1 R49 CE000664-01 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
☆☆The contents of this article are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.
© 2008 Published by Elsevier Inc.