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Paediatric Imaging Manual

  • Jochen Tröger
  • Peter Seidensticker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Magdalena M. Woźniak
    Pages 5-12
  3. Thierry A. G. M. Huisman
    Pages 13-38
  4. Donald P. Frush
    Pages 39-61
  5. Jochen Tröger, Hyun Soo Ko, Jens-Peter Schenk, Michael Kimpel
    Pages 63-131
  6. Harvey Teo, David Stringer
    Pages 133-153
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 155-161

About this book

Introduction

Imaging of Newborns, Infants, Children and Adolescents

Children and adolescents are not simply small adults; they suffer from different diseases and require different treatments. The same is true where imaging is concerned. The diagnostic strategies – using identical diagnostic instruments – are different; the care prior to, during, and following the examination differs from that of adults.

Because the number of Centers for Pediatric Radiology is small, students as well as pediatricians and general radiologists lack training in pediatric radiology and are often not sufficiently aware of these differences.

Active radiation protection and avoidence of unnecessary high contrast media doses are number one priority in diagnosing and treating children and can be achieved through:

    • Avoidance of X-rays and CT scans. Substitution with non-ionizing radiation such as ultrasonography and MRI where possible while ensuring diagnostic reliability;

    • Reduction of the radiation dose and number of views. This can be realized by following the ALARA principle: "as low as reasonably achievable"

    • Weight and indication tailored contrast media dosing

 

This CME accredited Manual provides a comprehensive overview on the field of pediatric radiology and suggests imaging strategies for the most common clinical indications in children and adolescents.

Keywords

Imaging Paediatrics computed tomography (CT) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) pediatrics radiation radiology ultrasonography

Authors and affiliations

  • Jochen Tröger
    • 1
  • Peter Seidensticker
    • 2
  1. 1.Paediatric RadiologyUniversity of HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Global Medical Affairs Diagnostic ImagingBayer-Schering-Pharma AGBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-35113-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Medizin Verlag Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-34964-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-35113-9
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