Tutorial 13: Introduction to Paediatric Radiology
Paediatric radiology is a subspecialty of radiology that covers all aspects of diagnostic imaging and image-guided treatment for children. The pathologies encountered in children are often different than those found in adults and paediatric radiology therefore differs in its approach and findings. Every imaging modality used in adult radiology is also used in paediatric radiology but with more emphasis on those with either low or no radiation, and on using distraction and pleasant environments to ease the process of acquiring images. After completing this tutorial students should be able to describe some of the reasons for specific modality choices when imaging children, and the important imaging features in a number of key pathologies.