Evaluation of pediatric thoracic disorders: comparison of unenhanced fast-imaging-sequence 1.5-T MRI and contrast-enhanced MDCT.

@article{Gorkem2013EvaluationOP,
  title={Evaluation of pediatric thoracic disorders: comparison of unenhanced fast-imaging-sequence 1.5-T MRI and contrast-enhanced MDCT.},
  author={Sureyya Burcu Gorkem and A. Coskun and Ali Yikilmaz and David Zurakowski and Robert V. Mulkern and Edward Lee},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={2013},
  volume={200 6},
  pages={1352-7}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of thoracic MRI with fast imaging sequences without contrast administration at 1.5 T for evaluating thoracic abnormalities by comparing MRI findings with contrast-enhanced MDCT findings. SUBJECTS AND METHODS A prospective study included consecutively registered pediatric patients who from December 2009 to January 2012 underwent thoracic MDCT followed within 2 days by MRI for evaluation of thoracic abnormalities. The final… CONTINUE READING