Paediatric curriculum

Dr Ian Bickle and Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

The paediatric curriculum is one of our curriculum articles and aims to be a collection of articles that represent the core paediatric knowledge.

Topics pertaining to paediatric radiology, including paediatric neuroradiology and fetal radiology, although there will be some cross coverage within the CNS and obstetric curricula.

An understanding of the anatomy of relevant structures is essential. Core anatomical topics include:

CNS
Heart and great vessels
MSK
GU

There are some key investigations that you will probably not come across anywhere else in radiology, and some that are significantly different in paediatric patients.

Plain radiograph
Fluoroscopy
Ultrasound
  • hip ultrasound
  • pyloric ultrasound
  • cranial ultrasound
MRI
  • fetal MRI
  • neonatal brain MRI
  • paediatric brain MRI
CNS
Chest
Heart and great vessels
Musculoskeletal
Gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary
  • neonatal intestinal obstruction
  • oesophageal atresia/tracheo-oesophageal fistula (TOF)
  • duodenal atresia
  • ileal atresia
  • biliary atresia
  • Hirschsprung disease
  • meconium plug syndrome
  • meconium ileus
  • midgut volvulus
  • anorectal malformation
  • annular pancreas
  • non-bile-stained vomiting
  • pyloric stenosis
  • intestinal malrotation
  • intussusception
  • common neoplasm
  • hepatoblastoma
  • neuroblastoma
  • appendicitis
Genitourinary
  • cystic renal disease
    • autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease
    • multicystic dysplastic kidney
  • glomerulonephritis
  • pyelonephritis
  • renal malformations
    • crossed-fused renal ectopia
    • duplex kidney
    • horseshoe kidney
    • pyelocalicial duplication
  • ectopic ureter
  • posterior urethral valve
  • urachal remnant
  • vesicoureteric reflux
    • VUR grading
  • pelviureteric junction (PUJ) obstruction
  • vesicoureteric junction (VUJ) obstruction
  • neuropathic bladder
  • urinary tract infection
  • Wilms tumor
  • testes
  • cloacal anomalies
  • Mullerian duct anomalies
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rID: 12720
System: Paediatrics
Section: Gamuts
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