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Medicine - Radiology | Imaging Trauma and Polytrauma in Pediatric Patients

Imaging Trauma and Polytrauma in Pediatric Patients

Miele, Vittorio, Trinci, Margherita (Eds.)

2015, IX, 188 p. 128 illus., 53 illus. in color.

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  • Offers comprehensive guidanceĀ on diagnostic imaging of pediatric injuries
  • Provides up-to-date coverage on the newest diagnostic techniques
  • Includes a wealth of illustrations of value to all physicians involved with pediatric trauma
This book provides a detailed and comprehensive overview of the role of diagnostic imaging in the assessment and management of trauma and polytrauma in children. The coverage includes imaging of injuries to the head, thorax, abdomen, bone and musculoskeletal system, with careful attention to the newest imaging techniques, imaging during the course of recovery, and imaging of complications. A series of illustrative cases underline the prognostic value of imaging. In addition, an individual chapter is devoted to diagnostic imaging in cases of child abuse. The book concludes by discussing informed consent and medicolegal issues related to the imaging of pediatric traumatic emergencies. Imaging Trauma and Polytrauma in Pediatric Patients will be invaluable in enabling radiologists and clinicians to identify the main features and signs of injuries on a wide range of imaging techniques, including X-ray, ultrasonography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Battered child - Computed tomography - Contrast enhanced ultrasonography - Emergency radiology - Pediatric emergency - Skeletal injuries

Related subjects » Critical Care & Emergency Medicine - Orthopedics - Pediatrics - Radiology - Surgery

Table of contents 

Pediatric polytrauma management.- Pediatric head injuries.- Pediatric thoracic trauma.- Abdominal trauma.- Imaging bone injuries with plain film X-ray.- Ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging of pediatric musculoskeletal injuries.- Diagnostic imaging in child abuse.- Informed consent and medico-legal issues related to the imaging of pediatric traumatic emergencies.

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