Challenges in Pediatric Magnetic Resonance Imaging

  • Jessica L. Wisnowski
  • Vera R. Sperling
  • Ashok Panigrahy


Numerous challenges exist in pediatric MR imaging, which, generally speaking, stem from two interacting factors: the subject population and the MR environment. To begin, neonatal and pediatric patients are not more compacted versions of adults. Rather, relative to adults, they demonstrate marked differences in both the structure and function of their central nervous systems.


Parallel Imaging Coil Element Pediatric Central Nervous System Single Excitation Pulse Mock Scanner 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jessica L. Wisnowski
    • 1
  • Vera R. Sperling
    • 2
  • Ashok Panigrahy
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Brain and Creativity Institute and Dornsife Cognitive Neuroscience Imaging CenterUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pediatric RadiologyChildren’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMCPittsburghUSA
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Pittsburgh School of MedicinePittsburghUSA

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