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Imaging of non-CNS tumours 

Imaging of non-CNS tumours
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Imaging of non-CNS tumours
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10.1093/med/9780199299676.003.09
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date: 19 October 2019

Imaging modalities 84

Glossary of terms 88

Tumours outside the brain and spine include a wide range of lesions in all parts of the body, but some general principles regarding the radiological approach apply to all paediatric masses. Suspected abdominal and pelvic masses must be examined by ultrasound (US) first, and this may be all that is necessary to evaluate benign lesions. Superficial masses or palpable lumps should also be assessed by US initially. Further cross-sectional imaging will be guided by the US findings, tumour location, and local availability of MRI....

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