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Classic Chest Radiology Findings, Pearls and Pitfalls

  • Gloria Soto
  • Karla Moënne
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Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Abstract

Chest radiography is the most frequent examination performed in the majority of pediatric radiology departments. It remains the initial imaging study to evaluate most thoracic diseases in children. A systematic approach to the interpretation of children’s chest radiographs, knowledge of basic radiological findings, and consideration of clinical information, are the key for a correct radiological diagnosis. Obtaining a technically adequate chest radiograph in small children is particularly challenging due to their lack of cooperation. Potential pitfalls related to suboptimal images have to be considered. Throughout this chapter we will discuss radiological findings of the normal and pathological pediatric chest, including pathologic conditions concerning the chest wall, pleura and lungs, and also some potential technical pitfalls.

Keywords

Chest Radiograph Pleural Fluid Bronchiolitis Obliterans Contra Lateral Side Poland Syndrome 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departamento de Diagnóstico por ImágenesClínica Alemana de Santiago de ChileSantiago Chile
  2. 2.Departamento de Diagnóstico por ImágenesClínica Las CondesSantiago Chile

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