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November 1979

Radiography of Infants and Children

Am J Dis Child. 1979;133(11):1210. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1979.02130110118037

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This manual of roentgenography of infants and children deals with most of the aspects of this area. Described in detail is the purpose of each study, the usual views obtained, patient preparation procedure and dosage when pertinent, photographs of the positioned patient, and resultant roentgenographic image. The many differences between pediatric roentgenography and similar studies of adults are emphasized.

Very important portions of the text are the sections on general roentgenographic procedures in infants and preschool children and in school-age children. This grouping emphasizes the different requirements of each age group.

Radiation protection is emphasized, as well as the great importance of restraining devices both to obtain optimal patient positioning and to avoid the necessity of having personnel restrain the patient during exposures. A separate chapter on equipment and application delineates special design and equipment requirements for pediatric roentgenographic work. Unfortunately, there is no discussion of the widely used rare-earth