Thoracic MR imaging in the pediatric population provides unique challenges requiring tailored protocols and a practical approach to pediatric issues, such as patient motion and sedation. Concern regarding the use of ionizing radiation in the pediatric population has continued to advance the use of MR imaging despite these challenges. This article provides a practical approach to thoracic vascular MR imaging with special attention paid to pediatric-specific issues such as sedation. Thoracic vascular anatomy and pathology are discussed with an emphasis on protocols that can facilitate accurate diagnosis.

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

Baez, J.C, Seethamraju, R.T, Mulkern, R, Ciet, P, & Lee, E.Y. (2015). Pediatric Chest MR Imaging: Sedation, Techniques, and Extracardiac Vessels. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America (Vol. 23, pp. 321–335). doi:10.1016/j.mric.2015.01.010