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Imaging Endocrine Diseases in Children

ISBN/ASIN: 9783642207020,9783642207037 | 2012 | English | pdf | 167/175 pages | 11.4 Mb
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg | Author: F. E. Avni, F. Rypens, M. Cassart (auth.), Fred Avni (eds.) | Edition: 1

This book is a unique resource that will help pediatric radiologists, pediatricians, and pediatric endocrinologists to optimize the work-up and treatment of pediatric patients with endocrine disorders. Acclaimed experts in the field present and discuss the imaging findings obtained in disorders of the various endocrine systems, including the hypothalamo-pituitary axis, the thyroid and parathyroids, the adrenals, and the pancreas. Detailed advice is also provided on the assessment of bone growth and on imaging of the fetal glands, ambiguous genitalia, and the female pelvis in the context of precocious puberty. Throughout, care is taken to highlight characteristic findings and diagnostic clues. All of the currently used imaging techniques are covered, with clear explanation of their benefits and limitations. The informative text is supported by a wealth of high-quality illustrations, the large majority of them in color.

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