The fall and rise of trauma CT on the front and back of COVID-19

When COVID-19 social-distancing orders eased across a densely populated county in the southwest, trauma visits spiked 35% over the pre-pandemic normal. This was accompanied by a 17% increase in average daily trauma CT exams. … Radiologist [and HS associate clinical professor] Roozbeh Houshyar, MD, and colleagues tracked trauma CT activity at UC-Irvine Medical Center before, during and after pandemic restrictions on crowding were enacted.