June 1972

Radiography of Infants and Children.

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San Francisco


By Donald B Darling, MD. Price $28.50. Pp 211. Charles C Thomas Publisher, 301-327 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield, Ill 62703, 1971.

Arch Intern Med. 1972;129(6):1003-1004. doi:10.1001/archinte.1972.00320060151038

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Radiography of Infants and Children is a reference book for pediatric radiologists and technicians. The author describes, in outline form, his techniques for positioning and filming children. He discusses some of the accessories which make radiography in children simpler and more successful. New sections on special procedures and neuroradiology are included in this edition. The book is well illustrated. Each section has photographs of the positioning of the child as well as illustrations of the roentgenograms obtained in the position under discussion. Since the management of infants is different from that in older children, techniques for both age groups are given in separate chapters.

Is this book useful? Much of the equipment used for positioning is readily available in general radiology departments. Some of the devices used for immobilization (eg, Flexicast) are less common. Most positions are well illustrated, and the index is complete and handy. Any department with a

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