2nd. rev. ed. 2008, X, 362 p., 303 figs. in 661 sep. illus., 53 in color, 10 tabs.
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Provides up-to-date information on all aspects of imaging of the neonatal chest
Reflects the increasingly multidisciplinary nature of the approach to diagnostic imaging of the various newborn conditions
Considers in depth the impact of improvements in MR and CT technology
Includes numerous detailed images
This second, revised edition of Radiological Imaging of the Neonatal Chest provides a comprehensive and up-to-date discussion of the subject. It is written primarily from the point of view of the paediatric radiologist but will be of particular interest to all antenatal ultrasonographers, neonatologists, paediatric cardiologists, paediatricians and paediatric surgeons. It includes an update on clinical management and appraises the advantages of the various techniques available to image the newborn chest. There is particular emphasis on the impact of recent therapeutic advances on imaging findings. Extensive consideration is given to both antenatal and postnatal imaging of congenital chest malformations, as well as to controversies regarding the postnatal management of asymptomatic infants with these anomalies. There are dedicated chapters on upper airway problems, infection and congenital heart disease, with special emphasis on the current role of magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography and interventional therapy. There is also a chapter devoted to computed radiography and digital radiography. This book contains important information for all those involved in caring for the neonate.