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May 1982

Cranial Computed Tomography in Infancy and Childhood

Author Affiliations

Department of Pediatrics and Neurology University of Iowa College of Medicine Iowa City, IA 52242

Arch Neurol. 1982;39(5):324. doi:10.1001/archneur.1982.00510170066031

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Abstract

Cranial computed tomography (CT) was introduced in this country approximately eight years ago and in that short time has undergone many changes. Clinicians have struggled to become familiar with interpretation of the conventional unenhanced and enhanced axial scans of the brain, not to mention the recently developed technique of reconstruction scans in various planes, the anatomic and pathologic features viewed on orbital scans, scans of the paranasal sinuses and nasopharynx and of the craniovertebral junction and spinal canal.

The text by Drs Hammock and Milhorat is an atlas that illustrates in good detail many of the pathologic conditions of the intracranial contents of infants and children. The authors are eminently qualified to compile such an atlas, and the finished product is in keeping with the high quality of their previous publications.

The volume has seven chapters, the first being a general review of the value and technique of the procedure

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