Ultrasound in Pediatric Emergencies

Gaurav Saigal, MD, Jennifer Runco Therrien, MD, and Frank Kuo, BS

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Appl Radiol. 2014;43(8) 

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Conclusion

Ultrasonography has many applications in the evaluation of pediatric patients presenting to the ED with both traumatic and non-traumatic emergencies. Because of its rapidity, ease of use and absence of ionizing radiation, US has not only been used to make or exclude diagnoses, but it has also become the modality of choice in the imaging of both the stable and unstable pediatric patient in the ED.

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