Pediatric whole-body MRI: A review of current imaging techniques and clinical applications.


Journal Article (Review)

There are many congenital, neoplastic, inflammatory, and infectious processes in the pediatric patient for which whole-body imaging may be of benefit diagnostically and prognostically. With recent improvements in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) hardware and software and resultant dramatically reduced scan times, imaging of the whole body with MRI has become a much more practicable technique in children. Whole-body MRI can provide a high level of soft tissue and skeletal detail while avoiding the exposure to ionizing radiation inherent to computed tomography and nuclear medicine imaging techniques. This article reviews the more common current whole-body MRI techniques in children and the primary pathologies for which this imaging modality may be most useful to the radiologists and referring clinicians. J. MAGN. RESON. IMAGING 2016;44:783-793.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Davis, JT; Kwatra, N; Schooler, GR

Published Date

  • October 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 44 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 783 - 793

PubMed ID

  • 27043465

Pubmed Central ID

  • 27043465

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1522-2586

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/jmri.25259


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States