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Imaging Non-traumatic Abdominal Emergencies in Pediatric Patients (Hardcover)
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This book provides up-to-date,comprehensive, and accurate information on the diagnostic imaging ofnontraumatic abdominal emergencies in pediatric patients. All of the mostcommon neonatal and pediatric emergencies are covered, with separate discussionof diseases that occur more commonly in newborns and those typicallyencountered later in childhood. For each condition, the main signs observedusing the various imaging techniques – X-ray, ultrasonography, computed tomography,and magnetic resonance – are described and illustrated with the aid of a wealthof images. Attention is drawn to those features of particular relevance to differentialdiagnosis, and the prognostic value of diagnostic imaging is also explained.The final section addresses topics of special interest, including the acuteonset of abdominal neoplasms, the problems associated with radiation protectionin the emergency setting, and medicolegal issues and informed content. The bookwill be of value for all radiologists working in emergency settings in whichpediatric patients (newborn and children accessing the emergency department)are regularly examined.