Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 34, Issue 5, pp 400–408 | Cite as

Imaging findings of recurrent acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children and young adults, with emphasis on MRI

  • Rosalyn P. Porter
  • Sue C. KasteEmail author
Pictorial Essay


Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common of all childhood malignancies. Current remission rates approach 80%. Recurrent disease can present in a wide variety of ways. MR imaging plays a crucial role in the detection of disease relapse. Because other disorders can mimic recurrence of leukemia, it is important for the radiologist to judge recurrence from non-recurrence accurately in order to avoid unnecessary testing and emotional stress on the patient and family.


Acute lymphoblastic leukemia ALL Magnetic resonance Childhood leukemia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic ImagingSt. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyUniversity of TennesseeUSA

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