Imaging of Neonatal Child Abuse with an Emphasis on Abusive Head Trauma

Rick R. Van Rijn, Melissa R Spevak

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Child abuse and neglect is a serious clinical and socioeconomic problem that is sometimes underestimated. One of the most devastating forms is abusive head trauma. This review addresses the radiological workup in cases of suspected child abuse. The use of all modalities, and their advantages and disadvantages, is discussed. A special section is devoted to the radiological report in cases of child abuse, as a clinical record and a legal document.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)791-812
Number of pages22
JournalMagnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011



  • Abusive head trauma
  • Imaging
  • Neonatal child abuse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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