© 2010

Evidence-Based Imaging in Pediatrics

Optimizing Imaging in Pediatric Patient Care

  • L. Santiago Medina
  • Kimberly E. Applegate
  • C. Craig Blackmore

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Principles, Methodology, and Radiation Risk

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. L. Santiago Medina, C. Craig Blackmore, Kimberly E. Applegate
      Pages 3-16
    3. C. Craig Blackmore, L. Santiago Medina, James G. Ravenel, Gerard A. Silvestri, Kimberly E. Applegate
      Pages 17-24
    4. Donald P. Frush, Kimberly E. Applegate
      Pages 25-39
  3. Neuroimaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Daniel N. Vinocur, L. Santiago Medina
      Pages 43-52
    3. Jaroslaw Krejza, Maciej Swiat, Maciej Tomaszewski, Elias R. Melhem
      Pages 53-69
    4. Amit M. Mathur, Robert C. McKinstry
      Pages 71-83
    5. Karen A. Tong, Udochukwu E. Oyoyo, Barbara A. Holshouser, Stephen Ashwal, L. Santiago Medina
      Pages 85-102
    6. Soonmee Cha
      Pages 103-114
    7. L. Santiago Medina, Michelle Perez, Elza Vasconcellos
      Pages 115-125
    8. Byron Bernal, Nolan Altman
      Pages 127-140
    9. Yoshimi Anzai, Angelisa Paladin
      Pages 141-159
    10. Yutaka Sato, Toshio Moritani
      Pages 161-174
  4. Musculoskeletal Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Rick R. van Rijn, Huub G.T. Nijs, Kimberly E. Applegate, Rob A.C. Bilo
      Pages 177-191
    3. L. Santiago Medina, Diego Jaramillo, Esperanza Pacheco-Jacome, Martha C. Ballesteros, Tina Young Poussaint, Brian E. Grottkau
      Pages 193-207

About this book


Evidence-Based Imaging in Pediatrics: Optimizing Imaging in Pediatric Patient Care presents a user friendly guide to the evidence-based science and the merit defining the appropriate use of medical imaging in infants and children. Edited by Drs. Medina, Applegate and Blackmore, this ideal reference gathers contributions by internationally renowned specialists in the field. The book covers the most prevalent conditions and diseases affecting children. Each chapter is framed around important and provocative clinical questions relevant to the daily physician’s practice. Key points and summarized answers are highlighted so the busy clinician can quickly understand the most important evidence-based imaging data. Topics include patient selection, imaging strategies, test performance, cost-effectiveness, radiation safety and applicability. A wealth of illustrations and summary tables reinforces the key evidence.

By offering a clear understanding of the science behind the evidence, the book fills a void for pediatricians, radiologists, clinicians, surgeons, residents and others with an interest in medical imaging and a desire to implement an evidence-based approach to optimize pediatric patient care.


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Editors and affiliations

  • L. Santiago Medina
    • 1
  • Kimberly E. Applegate
    • 2
  • C. Craig Blackmore
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. RadiologyMiami Children's HospitalMiami U.S.A.
  2. 2.Dept. RadiologyRiley Children's HospitalIndianapolisU.S.A.
  3. 3.Harborview Medical CenterUniversity of WashingtonSeattleU.S.A.

Bibliographic information

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From the reviews:

“This is a book that will appeal to an audience of radiologists, pediatricians, primary care physicians, residents and fellows, midlevel providers, and others in the fields of diagnostic radiology and pediatric radiology who request imaging for children. … the authors provide a guide to efficient imaging of specific clinical problems in children while minimizing unnecessary radiation risk and efficiently using health care dollars.” (Nancy E. Fitzgerald, The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, Vol. 52 (8), August, 2011)

“The book is an extensive survey of pediatric topics from all organ systems and including issues that arise daily in most large pediatric practices. … this is exactly the sort of book that adds value to the keen eye of a good radiologist. … A book such as this … can help us help our patients. I strongly encourage you to read this book. Smart radiologists and ambitious pediatricians will be richly rewarded by even brief exposure to this book. Excellent.” (Brent Adler, Pediatric Radiology, November, 2010)