Susceptibility-weighted imaging of the pediatric brain

Sylvia Verschuuren, Andrea Poretti, Sarah Buerki, Maarten H. Lequin, Thierry A.G.M. Huisman

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OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this article is to present and discuss the susceptibilityweighted 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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)W440-W449
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2012



  • Children
  • MRI
  • Pediatric
  • Susceptibility-weighted imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Verschuuren, S., Poretti, A., Buerki, S., Lequin, M. H., & Huisman, T. A. G. M. (2012). Susceptibility-weighted imaging of the pediatric brain. American Journal of Roentgenology, 198(5), W440-W449.