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Published in: Pediatric Radiology 12/2023

22-09-2023 | Pediatrics | Commentary

Commentary: The emerging role of rapid MR spine imaging in pediatrics

Author: Maura E. Ryan

Published in: Pediatric Radiology | Issue 12/2023

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Rapid MR imaging can be an alternative to standard MR techniques in children to avoid the sedation necessary for younger patients to complete longer traditional exams. MRI remains the primary imaging modality for neurologic evaluation in many instances and decreasing imaging times, as well as the need for sedation; aids in timely imaging, throughput, resource utilization; and eliminates any safety concerns associated with anesthesia. Rapid imaging initially gained widespread use with fast T2 sequences employed to image children with hydrocephalus in lieu of CT or traditional brain MR [1, 2]. Over the past decade, rapid imaging of the brain has expanded to include several variations of the technique and adoption for a variety of other neurologic conditions. Rapid non-sedated imaging is also becoming increasingly used for non-neurologic indications, such as rapid evaluation for osteomyelitis or appendicitis imaging as well [3, 4]. …
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Metadata
Title
Commentary: The emerging role of rapid MR spine imaging in pediatrics
Author
Maura E. Ryan
Publication date
22-09-2023
Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Keyword
Pediatrics
Published in
Pediatric Radiology / Issue 12/2023
Print ISSN: 0301-0449
Electronic ISSN: 1432-1998
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00247-023-05776-6

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