Susceptibility-Weighted Imaging of the Pediatric Brain

Sylvia Verschuuren, A Poretti, S Buerki, MH Lequin, TAGM Huisman

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OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this article is to present and discuss the susceptibility-weighted imaging signal characteristics of the normal pediatric brain and those of a variety of pediatric brain pathologic abnormalities. CONCLUSION. Its high susceptibility for blood products, iron depositions, and calcifications makes susceptibility-weighted imaging an important additional sequence for the diagnostic workup of pediatric brain pathologic abnormalities. Compared with conventional MRI sequences, susceptibility-weighted imaging may show lesions in better detail or with higher sensitivity. Familiarity with the pediatric susceptibility-weighted imaging signal variance is essential to prevent misdiagnosis.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)W440-W449
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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