Radiological diagnostics of pediatric lungs.

[Radiological diagnostics of pediatric lungs]. Radiologe. 2015 Jul 9; Authors: Beer M, Ammann B Abstract Pediatric lung diseases are a common clinical problem. Besides the clinical examination and laboratory tests, imaging studies are the mainstay in the diagnostics of pediatric lung diseases. Thorough consideration of radiation protection based on optimized equipment also includes the protection of relatives and medical staff. The high impact of radiation protection in children necessitates a different choice of imaging modalities compared to adults. Ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as adjunct or complementary imaging methods are of greater value than computed tomography (CT). The suspicion of pneumonia is the most common reason for chest imaging examinations in children. An anteroposterior or posteroanterior view chest X-ray is sufficient in most cases and sometimes in combination with ultrasound. The latter can also be used alone for follow-up examinations if the clinical presentation does not change. Additionally, ultrasound is applied to examine unclear structures seen on chest X-rays, such as the thymus or pulmonary sequestration in adjunct with color-coded duplex sonography. A chest X-ray is also the method of choice to examine the various forms of respiratory distress syndrome, such as wet lung disease or surfactant deficiency syndrome in newborns. Fluoroscopy is used in older children with suspected ingestion and/or aspiration of ...
Source: Der Radiologe - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Radiologe Source Type: research

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Source: Joint Bone Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
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Source: The Lancet Respiratory Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
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