Pediatric brain MRI, Part 2: Advanced techniques

Mai Lan Ho, Norbert G Campeau, Thang D. Ngo, Unni K. Udayasankar, Kirk Welker

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Pediatric neuroimaging is a complex and specialized field that uses magnetic resonance (MR) imaging as the workhorse for diagnosis. MR protocols should be tailored to the specific indication and reviewed by the supervising radiologist in real time. Targeted advanced imaging sequences can be added to provide information regarding tissue microstructure, perfusion, metabolism and function. In part 2 of this review, we highlight the utility of advanced imaging techniques for superior evaluation of pediatric neurologic disease. We focus on the following techniques, with clinical examples: phase-contrast imaging, perfusion-weighted imaging, vessel wall imaging, diffusion tensor imaging, task-based functional MRI and MR spectroscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)544-555
Number of pages12
JournalPediatric Radiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2017


  • Brain
  • Children
  • Diffusion tensor imaging
  • Functional magnetic resonance imaging
  • Magnetic resonance spectroscopy
  • Perfusion-weighted imaging
  • Phase-contrast

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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