MR imaging of the pediatric airway.

  title={MR imaging of the pediatric airway.},
  author={Stephen F. Simoneaux and Emporiki Bank and John B Webber and W. James Parks},
  journal={Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={287-98; discussion 298-9}
The mainstays of initial evaluation of the airway in infants and children are chest radiography and esophagography. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is frequently used next to diagnose specific abnormalities and obviates angiocardiography. MR imaging usually allows distinction between a double aortic arch and a right aortic arch with an aberrant left subclavian artery. In cases of pulmonary artery sling, MR imaging enables full evaluation of the vascular anatomy and may also demonstrate the… CONTINUE READING