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Paediatric MRI Update - Doing the right test correctly the first time
Paediatric MRI Update - Doing the right test correctly the first time
Professor Michael Ditchfield
MBBS, MD,FRANZCR
Paediatric Radiologist

MIA Radiology and Head of Paediatric Imaging at Southern Health

When a child needs to have an imaging test there are three important reasons to ensure that the right test is performed correctly the first time. Firstly, and this is true for all patients regardless of age, it is the most efficient means of investigating a clinical problem. Secondly, children and parents may find the procedures stressful and the fewer number of investigations will reduce the stress involved. Thirdly, it is important to use Ultrasound and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) whenever possible in children to minimise the use of radiation because of the small but real risk and their greater sensitivity to radiation.

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Paediatric MRI Case Study - Elbow
Paediatric MRI Case Study - Elbow
Dr Peter Smith
MBBS, FRANZCR
Radiologist

MIA Radiology

In the paediatric age group patients present with elbow pain, swelling, deformity and limited motion. A clinical history and examination will help determine if the likely pathology falls into the following categories: Acute trauma, Repetitive or overuse injuries, Arthritis, Tumour and Infection.

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Paediatric MRI Case Study - Head
Paediatric MRI Case Study - Head
Associate Professor Lee Coleman
MBChB, BSC, FRANZCR
Paediatric Radiologist

MIA Radiology and Royal Children’s Hospital

MRI imaging is ideal, both as a screening and high quality diagnostic test, when there is clinical concern for a structural abnormality causing headache, in assessing unexplained seizures and in sinus disease not responding to conservative therapy.

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Paediatric MRI Case Study - Hip
Paediatric MRI Case Study - Hip
Dr Peter Smith
MBBS, FRANZCR
Radiologist

MIA Radiology

Hip problems are common in the paediatric age group. Commencing in the post-natal period with Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH). Ultrasound is the test of choice for this condition. In early childhood septic arthritis becomes more prevalent. X-ray and Ultrasound are the preferred imaging modalities for these conditions.

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Paediatric MRI Case Study - Knee
Paediatric MRI Case Study - Knee
Dr Murray Bartlett
MBBS, FRANZCR
Paediatric Radiologist

MIA Radiology and Royal Children’s Hospital

The knee is one of the most common joints that is injured or symptomatic in the paediatric patient. Children are quite active and put a large degree of strain/stress on this joint. Their injury pattern and disease presentation is often different to that of the adult patient.

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Paediatric MRI Case Study - Scaphoid Fracture
Paediatric MRI Case Study - Scaphoid Fracture
Dr Murray Bartlett
MBBS, FRANZCR
Paediatric Radiologist

MIA Radiology and Royal Children’s Hospital

This is a common clinical presentation in General Practice. The child is usually older than 5 years of age and presents with "painful distal forearm/wrist". Sometimes the clinical history is hard to obtain due to the age of the child but usually history of a fall can be elucidated. Clinical examination is very useful to assess if the child has pain over their distal radius/ulna or in the anatomic snuffbox.

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Paediatric MRI Case Study - Spine
Paediatric MRI Case Study - Spine
Dr Chris O’Donnell
MBBS, FRANZCR
Radiologist

MIA Radiology

In adult practice degenerative disease of the spine is common and imaging frequently performed. Serious spinal pathology in children is uncommon and rarely is there a requirement for radiological investigation. Such investigation is usually reserved for cases of suspected trauma, persistent back or neck pain, scoliosis, and/or neurological deficit.

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