Advances in radiologic imaging of neonatal airway disorders

Jessica Kurian, David A. Mong, Monica Epelman

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Radiology of the airways in newborns and infants is challenging due the small size of their anatomy, their inability to follow breathing instructions, and the concern for long-term effects of radiation exposure. While some patients can be managed with observation or empiric therapy, for other patients the diagnosis may remain uncertain, and imaging is an essential part of management. Radiology serves to detect airway abnormalities, guide therapy, assist with preoperative planning, and help avoid invasive testing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDisorders of the Neonatal Airway
Subtitle of host publicationFundamentals for Practice
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781493916108
ISBN (Print)9781493916092
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015


  • Abnormalities
  • Empiric therapy
  • Imaging
  • Infants
  • Newborns
  • Preoperative planning
  • Radiation
  • Radiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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