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Table 2 List of exampled “abnormal physiology” (values for adults) 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

Pulse < 50 or > 120 beats per minute
Respirations < 10 or > 30 per minute, or cyanosis
Systolic Blood Pressure < 90 mmHg
Head injury with GCS < 14
  1. GCS Glasgow Coma Scale