Chest trauma in children: current imaging guidelines and techniques.
AffiliationDepartment of Radiology, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Ireland.
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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CitationChest trauma in children: current imaging guidelines and techniques. 2011, 49 (5):949-68 Radiol. Clin. North Am.
JournalRadiologic clinics of North America
AbstractGiven the heterogeneous nature of pediatric chest trauma, the optimal imaging approach is tailored to the specific patient. Chest radiography remains the most important imaging modality for initial triage. The decision to perform a chest computed tomography scan should be based on the nature of the trauma, the child's clinical condition, and the initial radiographic findings, taking the age-related pretest probabilities of serious injury into account. The principles of as low as reasonably achievable and Image Gently should be followed. The epidemiology and pathophysiology, imaging techniques, characteristic findings, and evidence-based algorithms for pediatric chest trauma are discussed.
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