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    Chest X-ray child

    The basic principles about the chest X-ray examination of a child.

    Chest X-ray child
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    A chest X-ray of a neonate/child is a separate type of examination and includes (partially) different pathology compared to a chest X-ray of an adult. However, many of the same assessment criteria apply, so it is advisable to follow the chest X-ray module beforehand.
    This module consists of the components indication/technique, normal anatomy, checklist and pathology.

    • Pre- and post-natal circulation
    • Breathing Tube
    • Lines (gastric tube, PICC line, umbilical artery line, umbilical vein line)
    • Infant Respiratory Distress Syndrome (IRDS)
    • Pulmonary Interstitial Emphysema (PIE)
    • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)
    • Meconium aspiration
    • Wet lung disease
    • Neonatal Pneumonia
    • Corpus alienum
    • Cystic Fibrosis
    • Viral / Bacterial Respiratory Infection
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    Literature: sources and author


    drs. A. van der Plas (MSK radiologist Maastricht UMC+)
    Dr. I. Altmann-Scheider (fellow pediatric radiologist, Wilhelmina Kinderziekenhuis/Prinses Maxima Centrum)
    Dr. A. Brandts (pediatric radiologist)

    With special thanks to:
    drs. M. Tijssen (Pediatric radiologist, Maastricht UMC+)


    drs. A. van der Plas (MSK radiologist Maastricht UMC+)


    • Imaging acute airway obstruction in infants and children, Darras et al., Radiographics2015.
    • Werkboek kinderradiologie, Lameer-Engel en Martijn et al., Stichting Bevordering Kinderradiologie 2003.
    • Pediatric imaging, The fundamentals, L.F. Donelly,2009
    • Evaluation of Umbilical Catheter and Tube Placement in Premature Infants, Lakshmana Das Narlaetal., Radiographics1991.
    • Interstitial Lung Diseases in children made easier…Well, Almost. T.R. Semple et al., Radiographics2017.


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