Principles of Pediatric Surgical Imaging
Imaging of children differs to the imaging of adults despite using very similar equipment. Infants and young children are often poorly cooperative to keep still, stay in a particular position or hold their breath. This varies with the age of the patient and affects all types of pediatric imaging examinations. Children suffer from different diseases and require different treatments. The care prior to, during, and following the examination differs from the care provided in adults. Most examinations require specific adjustments in children so the study is obtained optimally, safely, and with the least radiation exposure where possible.
KeywordsPediatric radiology Effects of radiation on children Pediatric contrast agents Sedation/anesthesia in pediatric radiology Pediatric interventional radiology
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