The use of standardized imaging protocols is paramount in order to facilitate comparable, reproducible images and, consequently, to optimize patient care. Standardized MR protocols are lacking when studying head and neck pathologies in the pediatric population. We propose an international, multicenter consensus paper focused on providing the best combination of acquisition time/technical requirements and image quality. Distinct protocols for different regions of the head and neck and, in some cases, for specific pathologies or clinical indications are recommended. This white paper is endorsed by several international scientific societies and it is the result of discussion, in consensus, among experts in pediatric head and neck imaging.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1081-1100
Number of pages20
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2022


  • Guidelines
  • Head and neck images
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Pediatric neuroradiology
  • Standardized protocols


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