Neonatal Chest Imaging

  • Eric J. Crotty
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Neonatal lung disease is a common problem with potential for significant morbidity and mortality. Chest radiographs remain the most important imaging tool for investigation of these diseases. Many of these diseases can have a similar appearance on radiographs, but differentiation can be often be achieved by noting differentiating and sometimes subtle imaging findings, and taking into consideration pertinent clinical information such as the gestational age and perinatal history. As these patients are often critically ill, radiographs also need to be evaluated for adequate positioning of the support tubes and catheters. Many complications of these diseases, such as air leak related to mechanical ventilation, can also be assessed with radiographs. This chapter will describe and illustrate the imaging findings of diseases of the neonatal lung and complications of their management.


Inferior Vena Cava Respiratory Distress Syndrome Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Meconium Aspiration Syndrome Meconium Aspiration Syndrome 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical CenterUniversity of Cincinnati College of MedicineCincinnatiUSA

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