MRI Atlas of Pediatric Brain Maturation and Anatomy

ISBN : 9780199796427

Julie A. Matsumoto; Cree M. Gaskin; Derek Kreitel; S. Lowell Kahn; Bing Li
504 Pages
216 x 279 mm
Pub date
May 2016
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MRI Atlas of Pediatric Brain Maturation and Anatomy and its software application offer a concise review of normal myelin, myelination, and commonly used MR techniques. Practical points on using MRI to assess the progress of brain maturation are discussed, followed by clinically relevant summaries of normal MR appearances grouped by age. The book version contains abridged sets of normal reference MR images between preterm and 3 years of age. The software proivides immediate access to over 13,000 high resolution, normal comparison MR images of subjects ranging in age from 32 gestational weeks to 3 years. Designed as both a practical clinical resource and educational tool, the software is ideal for use at the imaging workstation where one can rapidly bring up complete sets of high quality, scrollable MR reference images with guiding annotations to ensure more accurate and clinically valuable interpretations. Suspected deviations from normal brain development or MR signal can be more confidently identified or excluded, and diagnostic errors arising from unfamiliarity with the changing MR appearances of the immature brain can be minimized.


MRI of Normal Brain Maturation in the First Three Years of Life
Subject Selection
MRI Techniques
Myelin and Myelination
Assessing Myelination on MRI
MRI of Brain Maturation in First Three Years of Life
Preterm infant
Term infant to age 4 months
Four months of age to 3 years
Maturation Images
32 Weeks
35 Weeks
40 Weeks
44 Weeks
3 Months
6 Months
9 Months
1 Year
1 Year, 6 Months
2 Years
3 Years
Anatomy Images
3 Years

About the author: 

Julie Matsumoto is an Associate Professor of Radiology at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. Cree Gaskin is an Assistant Professor Radiology and Vice-Chair of Informatics at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. Derek Kreitel is an Instructor in the Department of Radiology at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. S. Lowell Kahn is an Assistant Professor of Radiology at Tufts University School of Medicine and Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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