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Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Pediatric Patients

  • B. Kammer
  • T. Pfluger
  • M. I. Schubert
  • C. M. Keser
  • K. Schneider

Abstract

The lack of radiation exposure, the possibility of multi-planar imaging and the wide range of tissue contrast has made magnetic resonance (MR) imaging an important tool in the evaluation of pediatric diseases. In general, ultrasonography, conventional radiography and fluoroscopy remain the primary imaging modalities for the majority ofclinical requests. If there is a need for further evaluation and the diagnostic information from both computed tomography (CT) and MR are comparable, then MR should be the next step. Common indications for MR imaging in children include developmental abnormalities of the brain and spine, neurodegenerative disorders, tumors, infections and inflammations.

Keywords

Osteoid Osteoma Spin Echo Dermal Sinus Choroid Plexus Papilloma Canavan Disease 
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© Schering 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Kammer
  • T. Pfluger
  • M. I. Schubert
  • C. M. Keser
  • K. Schneider

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