Musculoskeletal imaging strategies and controlling radiation exposure

Steven Don, Thomas L. Slovis

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review


The chapter begins by discussing the develop-ment of imaging techniques and then addresses the tremendous importance of clinical evaluation in selecting the “best” first imaging test. Issues of appropriateness based on indications and cost containment are reviewed. Imaging modalities are presented with their risks and benefits. Techniques for reducing radiation exposure and the risks of anesthesia in imaging are examined.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPediatric Orthopedic Imaging
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9783642453816
ISBN (Print)9783642453809
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015


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