As outlined by Dr. V. Donoghue in her preface, recent advances in the therapeutic manage ment of neonates with low gestational age have resulted in a significantly high er survival rate and better outcome for these newborns. Lung and heart malformations or acquired diseases represent a major part of the life threatening conditions in this group of critically ill patients, and radiological imaging is one of the main tools to define the appropriate therapeutic approach. This book not only provides an excellent update on the embryological and anatomical aspects of neonatal ehest conditions but also offers a unique and comprehensive overview of our current knowledge and of recent progress in imaging techniques of the neonatal ehest. Dr. Donoghue has been successful in engaging a number of outstandingly qualified international experts to contribute to this work, and I would like to congratulate her on the excellent coordination and editing of this book. I am confident that this outstanding volume will meet with great interest not only from general as well as specialised paediatric radiologists but also from neonatologists and paediatricians. I hope it will enjoy the same success as many previous volumes in this senes. Leuven ALBERT 1. BAERT Preface In the past two deeades there have been extraordinary advanees in the treatment of eritically ill neonates, resulting in improvements in their survival and a signifieant deerease in morbid ity. Infants of very low gestational ages are now surviving.
Radiography is an integral part of paediatric health care. It is frequently requested to assist in the diagnosis, management and treatment of childhood disease and illness. Accurate interpretation of paediatric radiographs can depend entirely on the quality of images produced by the radiographer, yet there are few books available on this crucial aspect of radiographic practice. Paediatric Radiography fills a gap. It explores radiographic practice within the context of the modern health service and focuses on how our knowledge and understanding of paediatric growth, development and illness can inform and influence radiographic procedures. It includes detailed coverage of specific paediatric techniques and good practice models, including the role of multi-modality imaging, and looks specifically at radiation protection, the chest and upper airways, the abdomen, neonatal radiography, trauma, orthopaedics, and non-accidental injury.
This book presents lung ultrasound as an accurate, reliable, low-cost and simple imaging technique, which poses no risk of radiation damage, making bedside use both feasible and convenient in neonatal wards. The aim of this book is to introduce the features of common lung diseases found in newborns that are detected using ultrasonic imaging. It introduces five important diseases, including respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN), infectious pneumonia of the newborn (IPN), pulmonary atelectasis of the newborn (PAN) and pneumothorax. In addition, the fundamental principles, commonly used terminologies and methods of performing lung ultrasound are also included in this book. The audience includes all neonatologists, pediatricians and pulmonologists.
For all radiologists diagnosing infants and children, knowledge of best practices in pediatric imaging is essential to safely obtaining high-quality images and achieving accurate diagnoses. This practical text covers current guidelines and key topics in the field, including choice of modality, equipment and dosages, child-specific diseases, typical imaging findings, differential diagnostic aspects, and safety factors. This book is invaluable for all clinicians and radiologists who diagnose and manage this sensitive population. Special Features: Explores the use of all standard imaging modalities in children as compared to adults, especially with regard to ultrasound, CT, and MRI Supplies more than 600 high-quality images to help in interpreting findings, including imaging of suspected child abuse Shows how to adapt examination protocols and equipment requirements for the specialized needs of pediatric patients Describes important safety protection measures in children utilizing the ALARA principle of radiation exposure (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) Summarizes a wide array of pediatric diseases and disorders in a concise, checklist format, including clinical features, imaging findings, differential diagnosis, associated syndromes, and treatment recommendations Includes lists of indications, summary tables, imaging protocols, case studies, and quiz questions to test your knowledge This book provides a fundamental understanding of imaging in infants and children and is an ideal, practice-oriented reference for residents, fellows in pediatric radiology, and general radiologists. It is also written for pediatricians, pediatric surgeons, and other interested doctors and specialists who want to know more about imaging specifics in the pediatric age group.
Imaging of Pediatric Chest – An Atlas is a concise, highly illustrated atlas presenting state of the art diagnosis of paediatric chest disorders, using the latest imaging modalities. This book is comprised of thirteen chapters, beginning with guidance on the interpretation of a chest radiograph and the use of ultrasound in chest imaging. Subsequent chapters focus on specific chest conditions, detailing which imaging modalities produce the best results for each disorder, from neonatal respiratory distress to pulmonary infections and interstitial lung diseases. Modalities covered in Imaging of Pediatric Chest – An Atlas include chest radiography as the primary modality, CT scan in surgical conditions, and the use of ultrasound. With over 250 full colour images throughout the book, this is an ideal book for paediatricians and radiologists who wish to keep up to date with developments in the field. Key Points Concise, illustrated guide to diagnosing paediatric chest disorders using the latest imaging modalities Covers the use of radiography, computed tomography and ultrasound 252 full colour images
This is a comprehensive update of diagnostic imaging and its applications to high risk neonates. It aims to provide for a more accurate diagnosis, possible preventative measures and better treatments of the problems most commonly encountered.
Optimize diagnostic accuracy with Problem Solving in Pediatric Imaging, a new volume in the Problem Solving in Radiology series. This concise title offers quick, authoritative guidance from experienced radiologists who focus on the problematic conditions you’re likely to see—and how to reach an accurate diagnosis in an efficient manner. Addresses the practical aspects of pediatric imaging—perfect for practitioners, fellows, and senior level residents who may or may not specialize in pediatric radiology, but need to use and understand it. Integrates problem-solving techniques throughout, addressing questions such as, "If I see this, what do I need to consider? What are my next steps?" Presents content in a highly useful, real-world manner, with sections on conventional radiography in the ED, NICU, PICU, and CICU; fluoroscopy; body imaging; and neuroradiology. Imaging findings are merged with clinical, anatomic, developmental, and molecular information to extract key diagnostic and therapeutic information. Contains a section on special topics with chapters on radiation safety and quality assurance. Features hundreds of high-quality color images and anatomic drawings that provide a clear picture of what to look for when interpreting studies. Illustrations conveying normal anatomy help you gain an in-depth perspective of each pathology.
Since the second edition of Pediatric Chest Imaging was published in 2007, there have been further significant advances in our understanding of chest diseases and continued development of new imaging technology and techniques. The third, revised edition of this highly respected reference publication has been thoroughly updated to reflect this progress. Due attention is paid to the increased role of hybrid imaging, and entirely new chapters cover topics such as interventional radiology, lung MRI, functional MRI, diffuse/interstitial lung disease, and cystic fibrosis. As in previous editions, the focus is on technical aspects of modern imaging modalities, their indications in pediatric chest disease, and the diagnostic information that they supply. Pediatric Chest Imaging will be an essential asset for pediatricians, neonatologists, cardiologists, radiologists, and pediatric radiologists everywhere.
A practical handbook to the significant features seen on images of common neonatal pathology. Over 230 superb images illustrate each condition while radiological features are identified together with clinical features, indications, and contraindications for further imaging. This handy guide identifies radiological features within their clinical context. Written specifically for the neonatologist Covers all common conditions encountered on the neonatal unit Helps with radiological reporting by the neonatologist Identifies radiological features within their clinical context Superb images and consistent format throughout
This volume contains 43 contributions divided into three sections. The first section, the diagnosis of thoracic abnormalities, includes papers on such topics as thoracic trauma, pulmonary alveolar consolidation, cysts and cavities of the lung, the immunocompromised patient, pulmonary arterial hypertension, the neonatal chest, and chest imaging in the ICU. The second section, treating specific diseases of the thorax, includes articles on thromboembolic disease, pulmonary viral infections, thoracic fungal infections, pulmonary metastatic disease, drug-induced diseases of the thorax and reaction to radiation therapy, and acquired immune deficiency syndrome. The final section, containing only four contributions, addresses special topics: transthoracic needle biopsy, helical (spiral) CT scanning of the thorax, digital chest radiography, and magnetic resonance imaging of the thorax. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
This popular book covers the “how-to” of the respiratory care of newborns in outline format. It includes case studies for self-review and is illustrated with high quality radiographic images, figures, tables, and algorithms. Written and edited by international experts, the Third Edition is a thorough update and remains a convenient source of practical information on respiratory physiology, exam techniques, tips for performing procedures, radiography, ventilation, pain management, transport, and discharge planning. ·Up-to-date clinical information from world experts ·Case studies ·Easy-to-consult outline format ·Condensed information about all of the major mechanical ventilators (e.g., modes, displays, and alarms) “The extent of coverage, easy readability, superb organization [and] ...practical pearls make [this book] worthwhile...simply a great bargain.” --Journal of Perinatology (review of a previous edition)