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Pediatric protocols

Children are not small adults – they suffer from different types of disease than adults, they demonstrate a different physiology as well as behaviour. This has a direct impact on the way we image them. To support the care of your youngest patients renowned experts in pediatric MR imaging share their optimized protocols.  

Optimized pediatric head and cardio protocols for 3T MAGNETOM systems

Brain protocols developed by Abraham Padua and Aaron Flammang in collaboration with:
• Cook Children’s Healthcare System (Fort Worth, TX, USA)
• Seattle Children’s Hospital (Seattle, WA, USA)
• Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA, USA)
• Boston Children Hospital (Boston, MA, USA)
• St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (Chicago, IL, USA)
• Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital (Loma Linda, CA, USA)
• Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN, USA)
• University Children’s Hospital Basel (Basel, Switzerland)

Here are protocols for the MAGNETOM Skyra optimized for different pediatric age groups. Optimized Pediatric protocols* are provided for the age groups (1) term to 8 months, (2) 9 months to 12 months and (3) 13 to 24 months and beyond. In addition, a pediatric clinical library including pediatric protocols for 2D and 3D imaging, spectroscopy, TOF and more are included. 

Cardiac protocols developed by Gary McNeal in collaboration with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital (Chicago, IL, USA).

Cardiac protocols are provided for the age groups (1) Infant, (2) Child and (3) Teen, optimized for different breathing conditions.

*Soon to come! Optimized Pediatric Dot Engines specially set up for the above age groups.

Optimized protocols for the Pediatric 16 for 1.5T and 3T MAGNETOM systems

Brain protocols optimized for the Pediatric 16 developed by Abraham Padua in collaboration with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital (Chicago, IL, USA)

Here are optimized Pediatric 16 head protocols for MAGNETOM Aera and MAGNETOM Skyra. Routine sequences as well as sequences for more advanced applications are included. In addition, there are also sequences optimized for sound reduction.

Optimized pediatric protocols for 1.5T MAGNETOM systems

Protocols courtesy of Professor Günther Schneider, M.D., Ph.D. (Saarland University Hospital, Homburg, Germany)

Optimized pediatric protocols for 3T MAGNETOM systems

Protocols courtesy of Dr. Jacques Schneider, M.D. (University Children‘s Hospital UKBB, Basel, Switzerland)

MR scanning has not been established as safe for imaging fetuses and infants less than two years of age. The responsible physician must evaluate the benefits of the MR examination compared to those of other imaging procedures.

The information presented in MAGNETOM Flash is for illustration only and is not intended to be relied upon by the reader for instruction as to the practice of medicine.
Any health care practitioner reading this information is reminded that they must use their own learning, training and expertise in dealing with their individual patients. This material does not substitute for that duty and is not intended by Siemens Medical Solutions to be used for any purpose in that regard.
The treating physician bears the sole responsibility for the diagnosis and treatment of patients, including drugs and doses prescribed in connection with such use. The Operating Instructions must always be strictly followed when operating the MR System.

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