Chest ultrasound in children: Critical appraisal

Paolo Tomà, Catherine M. Owens

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Abstract

We analyze the potential use of ultrasound in the study of the thorax in children. The physical limitations imposed on sonography by the ventilated lung and thoracic cage are well known. We want to discuss new US applications based on the clinical and methodological experience gained in adults as outlined by emergency and critical care specialists. These specialists take information from physical acoustic phenomena that is not directly convertible into images of the human body, starting with the interpretation and handling of artifacts. We give a critical assessment from a radiologic viewpoint that is both necessary and important.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1427-1434
Number of pages8
JournalPediatric Radiology
Volume43
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Physical Phenomena
Information Services
Emergency Medical Services
Critical Care
Human Body
Acoustics
Artifacts
Ultrasonography
Thorax
Lung
Rib Cage

Keywords

  • Chest
  • Child
  • Neonate
  • Pleura
  • Pneumonia
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Chest ultrasound in children : Critical appraisal. / Tomà, Paolo; Owens, Catherine M.

In: Pediatric Radiology, Vol. 43, No. 11, 2013, p. 1427-1434.

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Tomà, Paolo ; Owens, Catherine M. / Chest ultrasound in children : Critical appraisal. In: Pediatric Radiology. 2013 ; Vol. 43, No. 11. pp. 1427-1434.
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