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Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 41, Issue 1, pp 42–54 | Cite as

Gastrointestinal tract imaging in children: current techniques

  • Melanie P. HiornsEmail author
Review

Abstract

Imaging of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract in children continues to evolve, with new techniques, both radiological and non-radiological, being added to the repertoire. This article provides a summary of current imaging techniques of the GI tract (primarily the upper GI tract) and the relationship between those techniques. It covers the upper GI series and other contrast studies, US, CT and MRI. Note is also made of the contribution now made by capsule endoscopy (CE). Abdominal emergency imaging is not covered in this article.

Keywords

Gastrointestinal Fluoroscopy US CT MRI Child Diagnostic imaging 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Radiology DepartmentGreat Ormond Street Hospital for ChildrenLondonUK

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