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Helen Carty obituary

Pioneering paediatric radiologist and authority on the x-ray diagnosis of child abuse

When Helen Carty was appointed in 1975 as a specialist in paediatric radiology at the Royal Liverpool Children’s hospital in Alder Hey, Merseyside, x-rays were just about the only tool available to diagnose many disorders in children. Helen, who has died aged 72, set about changing all that. She became a driving force in developing the full range of imaging technology, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and CT and MRI scanning that is now in use with children, and an important expert witness in cases of child abuse.

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