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Pediatric chest disease: evaluation by computerized tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and ultrasonography.
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PMID:  1631689     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The initial method for evaluating pediatric chest disease remains the plain chest roentgenogram. When more precise definition of chest disease is required, computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or ultrasonography (US) may be useful. In general, CT offers the widest spectrum of applicability. MRI is especially useful because no ionizing radiation is used and images can be acquired in multiple planes. MRI is most valuable when vascular anatomy needs to be defined or when tumor invasion of the spinal canal is suspected. US is helpful in evaluating diseases of the pleura and for characterizing and localizing pleural fluid and masses. US can differentiate normal thymus from other anterior mediastinal masses. Doppler techniques are valuable in evaluating suspected pulmonary sequestration and identifying the feeding vessel.
S M Stein; J L Cox; M Hernanz-Schulman; S G Kirchner; R M Heller
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  85     ISSN:  0038-4348     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1992 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-08-14     Completed Date:  1992-08-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  735-42     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232-2675.
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MeSH Terms
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Mediastinal Diseases / diagnosis
Respiratory Tract Diseases / diagnosis
Thoracic Diseases / diagnosis*,  radiography,  ultrasonography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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