Pellet Wounds Evaluation
The evaluation of any gunshot wound begins with a history and physical examination.
The type of weapon, caliber, and range are important to the evaluation of gunshot victims.
Physical findings in someone with a gunshot wound include:
The evaluation also detects injuries to internal organs, nerves, or blood vessels in major body cavities.
Major body cavities include:
Tests that may be used to evaluate gunshot wounds include:
- Complete blood count
- Liver profile
- Kidney profile
- Chest x-ray
- Abdominal x-rays
- Pelvis x-ray
- Extremity x-rays
- Extremity ultrasound
- MRI angiography
- Pulmonary angiogram
- Vascular studies:
- CT scanning of the chest
- CT scanning of the abdomen
- Skull x-rays
- CT scan of the brain
- MRI scan of the brain
- Neck x-rays
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