I am honored to serve as guest editor for JAOCR on this pediatric radiology issue. It has been a wonderful opportunity to highlight many colleagues by publishing work from every pediatric radiologist and several surgeons from Akron Children’s Hospital. I would like to extend a very special thank you to all of my colleagues who were so willing to contribute to this issue.
I am among a diverse and distinguished group who have had this privilege ahead of me. I thank Dr. O’Brien for this opportunity, which would not have found me were I not a part of the osteopathic radiology community.
The group of topics chosen highlights the diversity of pediatric radiology as a subspecialty. I hope this issue not only aids the practicing radiologist in revisiting topics in pediatrics, but also piques the interest of our readers in training to consider pediatric radiology as a subspecialty. It is a rewarding and challenging one!
We have chosen to review CNS anomalies as depicted on fetal MRI. This is a tireless topic presented in an up-to-date way. I hope it will improve understanding and aid in practice when a CNS anomaly comes your way, from prenatal sonographic anatomy screening to postnatal infant head imaging.
We also provide a review article on sonographic appearance of appendicitis, highlighting technique and expectations, as well as sonographic findings.
Cases provide discussion on a spectrum of examples encompassed in pediatric radiology, from musculoskeletal to gynecologic, from acquired to congenital. Our case reports highlight ovarian teratoma and craniopharyngioma, both classic examples of these entities. Viewbox summaries highlight a challenging case of vascular access, approached by our interventional radiologist and surgery team; a “pseudo mass” near the tongue, which was a cough drop in the mouth during the CT exam; as well as an example of Kienböck’s disease.
I hope this issue will come to mind when you face examples we have discussed, and that it helps you in practice. I also hope that if you have not already decided on a subspecialty, you consider pediatric radiology.
All case reports have patient and/or parent consent for publication. All publications have approval of the IRB at Akron Children’s Hospital.Back To Top
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