Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 33, Issue 8, pp 574–577

Diffusion-weighted MRI in shaken baby syndrome

Authors

    • Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Organ ImagingPrince of Wales Hospital
  • Winnie C. W. Chu
    • Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Organ ImagingPrince of Wales Hospital
  • Gary W. K. Wong
    • Department of PaediatricsPrince of Wales Hospital
  • David K. W. Yeung
    • Department of Clinical OncologyPrince of Wales Hospital
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00247-003-0949-y

Cite this article as:
Chan, Y., Chu, W.C.W., Wong, G.W.K. et al. Pediatr Radiol (2003) 33: 574. doi:10.1007/s00247-003-0949-y

Abstract

We present the characteristic CT and MRI findings of a 2-month-old girl with shaken baby syndrome. Diffusion-weighted MR imaging performed 8 days after the insult established the presence of injury to the white matter in the corpus callosum and subcortical white matter in the temporo-occipito-parietal region. Diffusion-weighted MR imaging is valuable in the diagnostic work-up of suspected shaken baby syndrome, as injury to the white matter can be demonstrated days after the injury.

Keywords

Head Brain Trauma Shaken baby syndrome Child abuse MRI MR (diffusion)

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