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Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 40, Issue 6, pp 927–931 | Cite as

Gastrointestinal pathology in neonates: new imaging strategies

  • Stephanie RyanEmail author
  • Veronica Donoghue
Review

Abstract

The mainstay of imaging of gastrointestinal (GI) pathology in infants has always been and still is the plain radiograph of the abdomen and conventional contrast studies. In this review emphasis is placed on the situations where there are new imaging strategies and alternative modalities of imaging, including US, CT, MRI and radionuclide studies. This review will deal with GI pathology in the newborn and in the older neonate. It will also refer to any new approaches to imaging GI pathology in the premature infant. Finally the review will address how antenatal diagnosis of gastrointestinal tract abnormalities has changed the imaging strategy and management of the neonate.

Keywords

Gastrointestinal US MRI CT Radioisotope Neonate Infant 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyChildren’s University HospitalDublin 1Ireland

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