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Nearly 1 out of every 5 women in the U.S. has experienced intimate partner violence, but radiologists can help stop such abuse by recognizing specific injury patterns, imaging experts reported recently.

“By recognizing characteristic injury locations and [taking] unusual injury mechanisms into account, radiologists can facilitate early diagnosis of intimate partner violence and prevent more severe and life-threatening injuries by breaking the cycle of abuse,” Bharti Khurana, with Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s Division of Emergency Radiology, and colleagues added.

Source: Health Imaging

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