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An Italian study published online June 3 in Child’s Nervous System shows that cranial ultrasound is a highly specific and sensitive first-step choice for imaging infants who show signs of craniosynostosis. That’s the birth defect in which the plates of the skull fuse too early, causing abnormal head shape and potentially putting injurious pressure on the brain.
Pediatrics is the general medicine of childhood. Because of the developmental processes (psychological and physical) of childhood, the involvement of parents, and the social management of conditions at home and at school, pediatrics is a specialty. With ...
Radiology is the branch of medicine that studies imaging of the body; X-ray (basic, angiography, barium swallows), ultrasound, MRI, CT and PET. These imaging techniques can be used to diagnose, but also to treat a range of conditions, by allowing visuali...