Chest trauma in children: current imaging guidelines and techniques.

  title={Chest trauma in children: current imaging guidelines and techniques.},
  author={Michael A. Moore and E. Christine Wallace and Sjirk Jan Westra},
  journal={Radiologic clinics of North America},
  volume={49 5},
Given the heterogeneous nature of pediatric chest trauma, the optimal imaging approach is tailored to the specific patient. Chest radiography remains the most important imaging modality for initial triage. The decision to perform a chest computed tomography scan should be based on the nature of the trauma, the child's clinical condition, and the initial radiographic findings, taking the age-related pretest probabilities of serious injury into account. The principles of as low as reasonably… CONTINUE READING