Imaging Trauma and Polytrauma in Pediatric Patients

  • Vittorio Miele
  • Margherita Trinci

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Vittorio Miele, Ilenia Di Giampietro, Stefano Giannecchini, Caterina Pizzi, Margherita Trinci
    Pages 1-28
  3. Gianluigi Guarnieri, Anna Nastro, Mario Muto
    Pages 29-41
  4. Stefania Ianniello, Vincenza Di Giacomo, Gavina Cuneo, Carmelo Rende, Vittorio Miele
    Pages 43-64
  5. Margherita Trinci, Barbara Sessa, Guendalina Menichini, Viola Valentini, Vittorio Miele
    Pages 65-100
  6. Michele Tonerini, Francesco Ruschi, Alessandra Scionti, Umberto Tani
    Pages 101-124
  7. Michele Galluzzo, Claudia Piccolo, Grazia Loretta Buquicchio, Riccardo Palliola, Margherita Trinci
    Pages 125-162
  8. Domenico Barbuti, Laura Tanturri de Horatio, Marco Cirillo
    Pages 163-183

About this book


This book provides a detailed and comprehensive overview of the role of diagnostic imaging in the assessment and management of trauma and polytrauma in children. The coverage includes imaging of injuries to the head, thorax, abdomen, bone and musculoskeletal system, with careful attention to the newest imaging techniques, imaging during the course of recovery, and imaging of complications. A series of illustrative cases underline the prognostic value of imaging. In addition, an individual chapter is devoted to diagnostic imaging in cases of child abuse. The book concludes by discussing informed consent and medicolegal issues related to the imaging of pediatric traumatic emergencies. Imaging Trauma and Polytrauma in Pediatric Patients will be invaluable in enabling radiologists and clinicians to identify the main features and signs of injuries on a wide range of imaging techniques, including X-ray, ultrasonography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging.


Battered child Computed tomography Contrast enhanced ultrasonography Emergency radiology Pediatric emergency Skeletal injuries

Editors and affiliations

  • Vittorio Miele
    • 1
  • Margherita Trinci
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Emergency RadiologyS. Camillo HospitalRomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of Emergency RadiologyS. Camillo HospitalRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-08523-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-08524-1
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