HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Radiologists play key role in child abuse cases: Electronic exhibit outlines signs of abuse

An estimated 906,000 children were victims of abuse or neglect in 2003 (the latest year statistics are available), and radiologists are playing a key role when these cases and cases of alleged abuse end up in court.

There are a number of indications of abuse that can be seen using radiography and other imaging techniques, said Andrea Walker, DO, who, along with her mentor Vesna Kriss, MD, has put together an interactive exhibit of cases from the University of Kentucky Medical Center designed to help radiologists confidently diagnose child abuse.

A red flag should go up when a radiologist finds fractures in different stages of healing, posterior rib fractures, fractures at the very end of the long bones (which can occur when a child has been shaken) and long bone fractures in children who are not walking, said Dr. Walker. In addition, MR imaging of the brain can detect repeated hemorrhages and MR spectroscopy can detected elevated lactate levels, which are found in hypoxic (loss or reduction of oxygen) injuries.

"On the other hand, there are a number of diseases and disorders that could potentially be mistaken for abuse," said Dr. Walker. "For example, metabolic bone diseases, such as osteogenesis imperfecta, can show up on a radiologic examination as multiple fractures, which can also be seen in abuse. However, if we take a second look, and see that all the bones are abnormal, we can be confident that the child suffers from a disease rather than abuse," she said.

"Cases of alleged child abuse often end up in the courtroom and the radiologist is a critical component of the case because radiographs are objective data. It is crucial to be well informed," Dr. Walker said.

The electronic exhibit will be on display at the American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Meeting in New Orleans beginning May 16.


'"/>


16-May-2005


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Radiologists attempt to solve mystery of Tuts demise
2. Radiologists have a duty to communicate their reports effectively to clinicians
3. Radiologists tackle diagnosis of puzzling football injuries
4. Chinese children with hearing devices benefit from new speech test
5. Seat belt injuries could signal more serious trauma in children
6. Diet foods for children may lead to obesity
7. Parents depression can weigh on children
8. Study reveals gaps in vaccine financing for underinsured children
9. Young childrens taste preferences may be influenced by fast-food branding
10. Early-childhood intervention may improve well-being through young adulthood
11. U of M report says early-childhood intervention improves well-being through young adulthood

Post Your Comments:
(Date:2/28/2015)... (PRWEB) February 28, 2015 Mew and ... announced that they now provide business consulting services in ... as corporate tax planning and succession planning. Company finances ... to experienced professionals. On top of this, complex Canadian ... handle corporate accounting. As a result, Mew and Company ...
(Date:2/28/2015)... 2015 Vancouver personal injury lawyers at Jiwa ... affected by time limits. They stated that in many cases, ... or even nullify it. Many a time, delays in making ... rights under BC law. As a result, experts at Jiwa ... should consult a personal injury lawyer in order to know ...
(Date:2/28/2015)... (PRWEB) February 28, 2015 Indosoft ... software suite for Asterisk, are pleased to announce the ... successful 5.7 and 5.8 versions of Q-Suite, this new ... as a number of new features to the leading ... 2015. , Q-Suite 5.9 will add features to enhance ...
(Date:2/28/2015)... A study out of the University of Oxford ... the treatment of a hereditary ocular condition that leads ... Dr. Robert MacLaren, professor of ophthalmology at the University ... on January 16, 2014 , the study treated six ... mostly affects men and leads to the degeneration of ...
(Date:2/28/2015)... (PRWEB) February 28, 2015 For those ... in person, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation ... on Tuesday, March 3, starting at 9:30 AM. , ... no registration. The broadcast can be accessed through any ... http://www.curemeso.org/symposium . , The Symposium is a unique event ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Vancouver Corporate Tax Accountants Now Provide Business Consulting Services 2Health News:Jiwa Law Corporation Recently Announced That Time Delays May Weaken Personal Injury Claims 2Health News:Indosoft Proudly Announces Q-Suite 5.9 Call Center Software for Asterisk 2Health News:New Gene Therapy Procedure Could Hold Key to Preventing Blindness for Certain Patients 2Health News:Mesothelioma Cancer Research Foundation Broadcasting Symposium Live 2
(Date:2/27/2015)... 2015 Roughly three-quarters of pharmacists said ... an interchangeable biosimilar for its branded biologic counterpart ... name, according to a survey published in the ... of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy (JMCP). ... pharmacists would feel as confident if the products ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... 27, 2015 Pharmaceutical and biotech marketers are ... for the same indication. This can be a complex ... prevent one of their brands from gaining market share ... recent research by benchmarking firm, Best Practices, LLC, 75% ... rather than together as part of a franchise. Marketers ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... 27, 2015 The role of the Medical ... one thing hasn,t changed: face-to-face meetings are seen as ... Key Opinion Leaders. Yet at the same ... type of interaction, field medical teams within the pharmaceutical ... This is just one of the challenges addressed in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Survey Published in AMCP's JMCP Finds Pharmacists Are Most Confident Substituting Interchangeable Biosimilars for Brand Biologics When Products Share Nonproprietary Name 2New Report Details How to Expand a Pharmaceutical Product Portfolio without Cannibalizing an Established Brand 2Improving the Management of MSL Teams to Create Value across a Diverse Set of Customers 2
Cached News: