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<b>Solitary epiphyseal lesions are rare in children, and no large series describes the relative frequency of different etiologies. Understanding the incidence and nature of epiphyseal lesions is critical in informing radiologists encountering these lesions. </b> Read More

Meeting name: SPR 2020 Annual Meeting & Postgraduate Course , 2020

Authors: El-ali Alexander, Coblentz Ailish, Degnan Andrew

Keywords: Bone tumor, Epiphysis, Solitary lytic lesion

Coding and billing processes are complex, costly, and generally poorly understood by radiologists and other physicians. Despite the direct implications of radiology documentation on reimbursement, residents, fellows, and practicing radiologists receive little or no training in coding-related issues. It is thus important to understand the fundamentals of documentation, coding, billing, and reimbursement as they apply to the practice of pediatric radiology. Read More

Meeting name: SPR 2018 Annual Meeting & Postgraduate Course , 2018

Authors: Degnan Andrew, Chung Chul, Duszak Richard, Alson Mark

Keywords: Coding, Billing, Documentation

With advances in intensive care, increasing numbers of premature neonates with severe respiratory distress have led to major challenges related to prolonged mechanical ventilation and chronic bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome in children still confer significant morbidity and mortality despite advances in ventilation and resuscitative therapies. Much of the damage attributed to mechanical ventilation in critically ill infants and children is due to surface tension and ventilation of atelectatic lung. First reported clinically in neonates in 1989, partial liquid ventilation involves the endotracheal administration of an inert volatile perfluorochemical liquid. These perfluorocarbons aid in gas exchange due to their large oxygen and carbon dioxide carrying capacity. In addition, these chemicals possess low surface tension that allows for greater alveolar recruitment and improved lung compliance through clearance of debris and secretions. Early trials in preterm neonates and neonates with congenital diaphragmatic hernia suggested a role for liquid ventilation as salvage therapy for patients not responding to conventional mechanical ventilation and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Currently, efforts are underway to reassess its clinical utility in bronchopulmonary dysplasia. With this renewed clinical interest, it is important for pediatric radiologists at institutions utilizing these perfluorocarbons to be familiar with the clinical use and radiographic appearance of liquid ventilation. Read More

Meeting name: SPR 2018 Annual Meeting & Postgraduate Course , 2018

Authors: Degnan Andrew, Biko David, White Ammie, Servaes Sabah, Otero Hansel, Fox William, Shaffer Thomas, Zhang Huayan, Saul David

Keywords: liquid ventilation, chest radiographs