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RELATIONS  9th NATIONAL CONGRESS OF THE SOCIETÀ ITALIANA DI MEDICINA DELL'ADOLESCENZA - Catanzaro, October 24-26, 2002 

Minerva Pediatrica 2002 December;54(6):607-10

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language: Italian

Thoracic imaging in adolescence: news and perspectives

Arcuri V., Raiola G., Serrao F.


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Technological advances modified actual trends in pediatric imaging. Up 25 years ago thoracic X-ray was the only resource in pediatric radiology. The introduction of CT, digital radiography, sonography and magnetic resonance and then of psitron emission tomography, led to a new dimension in thoracic pediatric imaging. In the future, new technological perspectives will make the functional study of the lung ventilation possible with techniques such as the 3-He hyperpolarized.

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