Skeletal survey for NAI

Cite this article as: Mckinnon, K. Skeletal survey for NAI, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2019. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.17911In November 2018 the revised edition of “The radiological investigation of suspected physical abuse in children” was released in the UK. This was written by the Royal College of Radiologists and the Society and College of Radiographers, and…

Thoracolumbar injuries

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Thoracolumbar injuries, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2019. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.17579A 13 year old boy presents to ED after jumping out of a window trying to sneak out his bedroom at night time. He is complaining of pain in his lower back. How do we identify and treat a potential…

Thoracolumbar spine x-rays

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Thoracolumbar spine x-rays, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2019. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.17581Read our step-by-step guide to interpreting thoracic and lumbar spine x-rays. Thoracolumbar spine x-ray involves two views – AP and lateral.   Check it’s an adequate view For a lumbar spine view you should be able to see L1-L5…

Diagnosing DDH

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Diagnosing DDH, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.13704When people approach me to ask about writing for DFTB I usually suggest that they write about what they know.  That is certainly my approach and why I started to write the Normal Neonate series a year ago. The littlest…

Focus on PEM POCUS

Cite this article as: Snelling, C. Focus on PEM POCUS, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.15772Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is a disruptive technology that has the potential to change the standard way children are evaluated and managed, particularly in the paediatric emergency medicine (PEM) department.  POCUS is a complex skill that needs to be…

Paediatric c-spine injuries

Cite this article as: Partyka, C. Paediatric c-spine injuries, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.13658A 14 year old male presents to your Emergency Department by private car with neck pain following a failed back-flip whilst playing on the family trampoline at home.

C-spine x-ray interpretation

Cite this article as: Partyka, C. C-spine x-ray interpretation, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.13656The ABC’s of the cervical spine provide a helpful mnemonic to guide the systematic assessment of these x-rays. Remember; you require all three views (lateral, AP and odontoid/open mouth view) for an adequate study.

Mandible x-rays

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Mandible x-rays, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.10597An orthopantomogram (OPG) is a good view to demonstrate most mandibular fractures.   A PA mandible shows the displacement of fractures. It also demonstrates symphysis menti fractures which can be missed on the OPG. If an OPG cannot be obtained,…

Can you see what I see?

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Can you see what I see?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.10302When it comes to imaging children we are all about the ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable) approach. One of the best ways to do this is not to use radiation at all. Unfortunately not all…

Ankle x-rays

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Ankle x-rays, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.9992The ankle consists of three bones – the tibia, the fibula, and the talus. The ankle also consist of two joints – the ankle joint (where the tibia, fibula and talus meet) and the syndesmosis joint (the joint between the…

Through the looking glass

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Through the looking glass, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.9685As we head out winter in the southern hemisphere the northern hemisphere can see that ‘Winter is Coming’ and with it the scourge of the paediatric emergency departments – bronchiolitis.  It’s one of those diseases that the we…

Last updated by at .