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Roentgenographic examination of the gastrointestinal tract is part of the "bread and butter" aspects of pediatric radiology, but it also requires an attention to details (different from those in adult radiology) and a knowledge of the conditions that affect the gastrointestinal system in children. These requirements are adequately met in this publication by Dr Franken who states his intent to provide "succinct information on the radiology of each disease, but sufficient that appropriate radiologic procedures can be performed and diagnosis can be approached intelligently." Dr Franken accomplishes this goal via an anatomic organization of material drawn from his experience at the James Whitcomb Riley Hospital of the University of Indiana School of Medicine.
This volume is not intended to be encyclopedic, and deliberate abbreviation of aspects that might be of interest to the student or researcher has been effected. For example, basic anatomy, gross and radiological, is touched on only
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