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New concepts in imaging of the gastrointestinal tract in children.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1345496     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article highlights some of the significant recent advances in imaging of the pediatric gastrointestinal tract that have occurred over the last decade. The current roles of the newer imaging modalities, including ultrasound, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging, are discussed and illustrated. Particular emphasis is given to antenatal evaluation, suspected gastric outlet obstruction, inflammation, and other causes of the acute abdomen. Enhancements in fluoroscopic techniques are outlined, including the use of the newer contrast agents as well as air reduction of intussusception. Continued good communication between the pediatric radiologist and pediatric surgeon is vital to improve the care to children with disorders of the gastrointestinal tract.
P S Babyn; D A Stringer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in pediatric surgery     Volume:  1     ISSN:  1055-8586     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  1992 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-09-01     Completed Date:  1994-09-01     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9216162     Medline TA:  Semin Pediatr Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  277-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Abdomen, Acute / diagnosis
Child, Preschool
Contrast Media
Diagnostic Imaging*
Digestive System Abnormalities
Gastrointestinal Diseases / diagnosis*
Infant, Newborn
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contrast Media

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