Department of Homeland Security national planning scenarios: a spectrum of imaging findings to educate the radiologists

Burch, Heather; Kitley, Charles A.; Naeem, Mohammed
July 2010
Emergency Radiology;Jul2010, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p275
Academic Journal
Following the events of the September 11th attack, there has been an increasing concern about the possibility of a future attack on our homeland. In response, the United States Department of Homeland Defense has planned for a future attack by formulating multiple scenarios which may occur in the event of such a disaster. Radiology will play a key role in each of these scenarios, assisting with triage, diagnosis, and therapy of the large populations which potentially could be involved. This article describes some of these scenarios as well the response which will be expected of the radiology community in the event of such a disaster.


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