Chest Sonography in Children: Current Indications, Techniques, and Imaging Findings

  • Coley B
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Abstract

Ultrasound of the thorax is particularly rewarding in children, because their unique thoracic anatomy provides many available acoustic windows into the chest. Newer ultrasound techniques can allow better understanding of lung disease. With minimum effort and creativity, chest ultrasound can provide important clinical information without radiation exposure or sedation sometimes required for computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. © 2011 Elsevier Inc.

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  • atelectasis
  • bronchography
  • chest sonography
  • child
  • computer assisted tomography
  • congenital diaphragm hernia
  • congenital pulmonary airway malformation
  • contrast enhancement
  • differential diagnosis
  • echography
  • hemangioma
  • human
  • interstitial lung disease
  • lung abscess
  • lung blastoma
  • lung dysplasia
  • lung edema
  • mediastinum mass
  • nuclear magnetic resonance imaging
  • percutaneous drainage
  • pleura effusion
  • pleura metastasis
  • pneumothorax
  • predictive value
  • priority journal
  • respiratory tract malformation
  • review
  • sensitivity and specificity
  • superior cava vein obstruction
  • thorax disease
  • thorax outlet syndrome
  • thorax radiography
  • thorax wall tumor
  • thymoma

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  • B D Coley

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