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Table 1 List of exampled “dangerous mechanism of injury” used in the trauma protocol of our Centre. It is usually warranted to perform CT scanning in these circumstances

From: Usefulness of antero-posterior radiograph and variability of management in non-major thoracolumbar injuries: a single centre pilot study and review of literature

Fall over 3 m
Pedestrian or pedal cyclist hit by a motor vehicle
RTC over 40mph, or ejection from a vehicle, or death to another occupant of the vehicle
RTC with rollover, extensive damage to vehicle, or extrication time more than 20 min
  1. RTC road traffic collision