A comprehensive multi-organ modality
Even though children pose many unique challenges to diagnostic MR imaging, our users worldwide prove the modality's advantages for pediatric imaging1, and why it is today the preferred imaging modality for many diseases that occur in childhood.
Insights in Tuberous Sclerosis Complex from Novel Diffusion-Weighted Imaging Models (Peters, et al.)
"Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) is a genetic neurocutaneous syndrome with an incidence of about 1:6000, and more than one million people affected worldwide. It is associated with significant comorbidity as benign lesions called hamartomas can develop in multiple organ systems including the kidneys, lungs, heart, brain and eyes."
RESOLVE: A Powerful Tool for Imaging the Pediatric Spine (Hayes, et al.)
"Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) is one of the most powerful imaging tools available to radiologists today. DWI of the brain revolutionized neuroimaging when it was introduced in the mid-1990s. Until recently, clinically useful DWI of the spine has not been possible using standard single shot EPI techniques due to susceptibility artifacts and the need for higher spatial resolution."
Radial 3D VIBE in the Pediatric Abdomen. A Report on Our Initial Experience (Kean, et al.)
"The evaluation of the pediatric* abdomen and pelvis with MRI is a complex interaction of many factors but ultimately success or failure of the examination is reliant upon obtaining sequences free of motion-related artifacts."
1The safety of imaging infants under two years of age has not been established.
The responsible physician must evaluate the benefits of the MR examination compared to those of other imaging procedures.