What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of MDMA toxicity?

Updated: May 30, 2020
  • Author: In-Hei Hahn, MD, FACEP, FACMT; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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  • Patients demonstrating only mild symptoms without any hemodynamic instability do not require imaging studies. Observation and supportive care is recommended.

  • Obtain a chest radiograph in patients complaining of chest pain, demonstrating low oxygen saturations, or experiencing respiratory distress.

  • Patients presenting with a seizure or prolonged mental status changes despite initial resuscitation should undergo cranial CT scan.

  • Patients complaining of persistent headache may require a cranial CT scan

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