Susceptibility-Weighted Imaging of the Pediatric Brain

American Journal of Roentgenology, 05/07/2012

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.

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