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Guidelines for magnetic resonance imaging in pediatric head and neck pathologies: a multicentre international consensus paper

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on behalf of the Consensus for Magnetic Resonance Protocols Study (COMPS) Group

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1081-1100
Number of pages20
Issue number6
Accepted/In press2022
PublishedJun 2022

Bibliographical note

Funding Information: This work was supported by the National Institute for Health Research, Great Ormond Street Hospital Biomedical Research Centre. No funding was received for this study. Publisher Copyright: © 2022, The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature.

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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.

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