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Sonography of the Pediatric Chest.

Research paper by Yonggeng Y Goh, Jeevesh J Kapur

Indexed on: 25 Mar '16Published on: 25 Mar '16Published in: Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine



Abstract

Traditionally, pediatric chest diseases are evaluated with chest radiography. Due to advancements in technology, the use of sonography has broadened. It has now become an established radiation-free imaging tool that may supplement plain-film findings and, in certain cases, the first-line modality for evaluation of the pediatric chest. This pictorial essay will demonstrate the diagnostic potential of sonography, review a spectrum of pediatric chest conditions, and discuss their imaging features and clinical importance.