Advantages of US in Percutaneous Dilatational Tracheostomy: Randomized Controlled Trial and Review of the Literature

Yavuz A., Yilmaz M., Goya C., Alimoglu E., Kabaalioglu A.

RADIOLOGY, vol.273, no.3, pp.927-936, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 273 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1148/radiol.14140088
  • Journal Name: RADIOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.927-936
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose: To compare procedure times and complication rates of preincisional ultrasonographic (US) evaluation and perioperative US guidance in percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy (PDT) with those of the current standard of care, PDT performed without image guidance.