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Justin Kirk-Bayley

, and James Doyle

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date: 16 May 2022

Focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) continues to have a role in the primary assessment of the seriously injured patient, despite the widespread availability of early computed tomography scanning. This chapter describes how to undertake a FAST and an extended FAST scan, with examples of common pathology. The benefits, together with the limitations and pitfalls, are outlined.

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