Pediatric MRI

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Bill Faulkner, Kristan Harrington and Dr. Howard Rowley discuss challenges and solutions regarding performing MRI on pediatric patients.  Major topics include sedation, general anesthesia, motion reduction techniques and contrast media use.

Discuss the challenges associated with Pediatric MRI

  • Explain the various types of sedation and methods for pediatric tolerance without sedation
  • Describe imaging techniques that will assist in pediatric patient ability to complete exams
  • Discuss CT versus MRI for imaging of pediatric patients
  • Learn new approach for the decision to deliver gadolinium based contrast agents

The content of this Contrast Enhanced MRI Program is intended for healthcare professionals who work in the MRI environment. These individuals include MRI Technologists, Imaging Nurses, MRI Researchers, and Others.

This program has been submitted for 1.00 hours of Category A CE credit as designated by the Society for MR Radiographers & Technologists (SMRT) RCEEM.

  1. Reducing Sedation and Anesthesia in Pediatric Patients at MRI
    Greer and Vasanawala, Radiographics 2020.
    https://pubs.rsna.org/doi/10.1148/rg.2020190211?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3dpubmed
  2. The use of quick-brain magnetic resonance imaging in the evaluation of shunt-treated hydrocephalus
    Iskandar et al, J Neurosurgery 2004.
    https://thejns.org/pediatrics/view/journals/j-neurosurg-pediatr/101/2/article-p147.xml
  3. MRI Techniques to Decrease Imaging Times in Children
    Kozak et al, Radiographics 2020.
    https://pubs.rsna.org/doi/10.1148/rg.2020190112?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3dpubmed
  4. Feasibility and Accuracy of Fast MRI Versus CT for Traumatic Brain Injury in Young Children
    Lindberg et al, Pediatrics 2019.
    https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/144/4/e20190419.long?sso=1&sso_redirect_count=1&nfstatus=401&nftoken=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&nfstatusdescription=ERROR%3a+No+local+token
  5. Propofol-based sedation regimen for infants and children undergoing ambulatory magnetic resonance imaging
    Machata et al, British J Anaesthesia
    https://bjanaesthesia.org/article/S0007-0912(17)34240-X/fulltext
  6. Neuroimaging of pediatric abusive head trauma
    Rolfes et al, Applied Radiology 2019
    https://appliedradiology.com/communities/Pediatric-Imaging/neuroimaging-of-pediatric-abusive-head-trauma

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