Imaging of Pediatric Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors

  • Tina Young Poussaint
  • Andrea Rossi


Brain tumors are the most common solid pediatric tumors and are the leading cause of death in children from solid tumors [1]. The estimated incidence of all childhood primary brain and central nervous system (CNS) tumors is 4.8 per 100,000 person-years [2]. Approximately 4,150 new cases of childhood primary nonmalignant and malignant brain and CNS tumors will be diagnosed in the United States in 2011 [3]. In neonates, infants, and children up to the age of 3 years, supratentorial tumors are more common.


Fractional Anisotropy Pilocytic Astrocytoma Pediatric Brain Tumor Spinal Cord Tumor Childhood Brain Tumor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tina Young Poussaint
    • 1
  • Andrea Rossi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyHarvard Medical School and Children’s Hospital BostonBostonUSA
  2. 2.Neuroradiology DepartmentG. Gaslini Children’s HospitalGenoaItaly

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