REVIEW ARTICLESCone-beam computed tomography for traumaGupta, Saurabh MD; Martinson, James R. BS; Ricaurte, Daniel MD; Scalea, Thomas M. MD; Morrison, Jonathan J. PhD, FRCSAuthor Information From the Saint Agnes Hospital (S.G.); Shock Trauma Center (J.R.M., D.R., T.S., J.M.), University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland. Submitted: January 30, 2020, Revised: April 4, 2020, Accepted: April 13, 2020, Published online: April 16, 2020. Address for reprints: Jonathan J. Morrison, MD, PhD, FRCS, R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, 22 S. Greene St., Baltimore, MD 21201; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery: September 2020 - Volume 89 - Issue 3 - p e34-e40 doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000002748 Buy Metrics Abstract Radiographic imaging is critical in helping guide treatment of critically injured patients. Cone-beam computed tomography is an axial imaging technique available from fixed imaging systems found in hybrid operating rooms. It can be used to provide focused studies of specific anatomical regions, where patients cannot undergo conventional multidetector computed tomography. This includes non–contrast-enhanced evaluation of the intracranial contents and vascular imaging throughout the body. There are a number of advantages and disadvantages to cone-beam computed tomography, but these are not widely discussed within the trauma literature. This narrative review article presents the initial practical experience of this novel imaging modality. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE Review article, level III. Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.