ACR 2017 The Crossroads of Radiology

ACR2017VM38 - Pediatric MRI - How to Deal With the Moving Child!

May 23, 2017 1:30pm ‐ May 23, 2017 3:00pm


The purpose of the session is to enable radiologists imaging children to be successful in imaging children, despite challenges posed by motion. The session will highlight strategies for the imaging the moving child, including emphasizing Imaging 3.0 and patient centered care which include radiologists as team leaders. Currently, over half of pediatric studies are performed by 'adult' radiologists with only basic pediatric imaging training. Not only is the pathology often unique, but the acquisition of MR images can be fraught with difficulty due to an uncooperative child or crying infant. Developed in conjunction with Society for Pediatric Radiology.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss imaging protocols for imaging of the body and central nervous system in children who are prone to move.
  2. Describe the relative merits and indications of sedation vs. child life intervention for the imaging of children who may move during imaging.
  3. Define practical imaging strategies that may reduce the need for sedation and decrease image degradation due to motion.



  • Kassa Darge, MD, PhD - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Kimberly Applegate, MD, MS, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Kate Guilfoyle, CCLS - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Matthew Whitehead, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Raymond Sze, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose

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