MR Imaging of Pediatric Trauma

Thomas Ray Sanchez, Siddharth P. Jadhav, Leonard E. Swischuk

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Abstract

Although plain radiography remains the most important and cost-effective imaging for screening and characterizing osseous injuries, it has been well recognized that pediatric fractures can occur without radiographic abnormalities. The superb capability of MR imaging in demonstrating marrow edema, cartilage defects, and soft tissue injuries makes it an essential adjunct in the further evaluation of trauma to the growing skeleton. The key MR imaging findings of growth plate injuries, stress fractures, avulsion injuries, osteochondritis dissecans, transient patellar dislocation, and soft tissue injuries are described in this article.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)439-450
Number of pages12
JournalMagnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2009

Keywords

  • Avulsion injury
  • Musculoskeletal trauma
  • Occult fractures
  • Osteochondritis dissecans
  • Stress fractures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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