Preface

In principle

Pediatric radiology is fun. Particularly if we can make ourselves in simple, systematic and enjoyable ways ready for examinations and - much better - ready for the clinical everyday life.

We have produced a kind of "hometrainer" whose basic character is text book like; however more in the sense of a picture book than a libretto. Here, observation is to be practiced and so the special within variety becomes recognizable.

We hope that everyone will have the same enthusiasm as we had while manufacturing, developing and editing this collection.

Training guidance

First of all it is wise to occupy oneself a little theoreticaly with the "normal" and its metamorphosis, and the development of the neonate to the young grown up.

Afterwards, one can select depending upon one's inclination or necessity between "anatomical body regions" and their "pathological entities" and their manifestations in different regions. We encounter in both assortments the same cases, only differently grouped - and one will recognise that one case embedded into another environment will not be imediately recognised as an already known case. During the editing of this collection we found the organisation by "age groups" very helpful, especialy in looking at age correlated pathologies. Thereby please use the cross reference!

Technology and strategy

Each case owns its own 4-digit number. This one can be noted if needed so you can find this case via "picture archive" easily.

If you move your cursor at the colored arrows in the text, these become immediately visible in the radiograph (intentionally NOT in the "magnifying glass" function or in the full resolution).

The function "magnifying glass" and "full resolution" are mandatory! Without it many important details are invisible. Coloured text is linked to a related website.