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Assessing the utility of head computed tomography in the role 2 hospital setting on operation TRENTON
  1. Edward Sellon1 and
  2. M Ballard2
  1. 1Radiology Department, Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK
  2. 2Imaging, Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Birmingham, Harborne, UK
  1. Correspondence to LtCol Edward Sellon, Radiology Department, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford OX3 7LD, UK; e.sellon{at}nhs.net

Abstract

Operation TRENTON was the British government’s humanitarian contribution to the United Nations Mission in South Sudan. This included the Bentiu-based role 2 medical facility, deployed to provide medical support to approximately 2000 UN peacekeepers and UN staff in the region of the country’s largest Protection of Civilian camps. A portable CT brain scanner was installed due to concern over the risk of head injuries and the extended clinical timelines. We provide a short reflection on the utility of this imaging capability in the deployed role 2 environment.

  • computed tomography
  • radiology & imaging
  • neuroradiology
  • accident & emergency medicine
  • trauma management
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  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Ethics approval None.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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