February 1953

Children's Radiographic Technic.

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By Forrest E. Shurtleff, R.T. Price, $3.75. Pp. 80, with 32 figures. Lea & Febiger, 600 S. Washington Sq., Philadelphia 6, 1951.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1953;85(2):255. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1953.02050070264011

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This book is concerned with roentgenographic techniques peculiar to children. It is divided into four chapters, which are (1) Equipment and Accessories; (2) Children's Radiographic Positions; (3) Special Radiographic Procedures, and (4) Children's Technic.

Equipment for roentgenography of children is the same as that used for adults. To lessen motion, the shortest possible exposure time is used. Accessories, consisting of a cotton-webbing strap, nonstationary head holders, balsa-wood boards, folded sheets, and an open-end cassette holder, are simple and easily obtained, and their use as an aid to help prevent motion is discussed.

The various roentgenographic positions are described, and practical methods of obtaining cooperation are suggested. Sedation can be used when necessary. Frequently children are held in the required position by attendants. Certain views for better demonstration of the manifestations of generalized diseases affecting the skeleton are suggested.

Special procedures consist of examination of the gastrointestinal tract, bronchography, intravenous urography,

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