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The Value of Contrast Administration in the MRI Evaluation of Scoliosis in Pediatric Population.

Abul-Kasim, Kasim LU ; Gomez, Diana; McCormick, L; Maly, Pavel LU and Sundgren, Pia LU (2008) In The Neuroradiology Journal 21(6). p.844-847
Abstract
The aim of this study was to analyze the added utility of contrast administration for spine MRI in children with scoliosis. A retrospective review of 663 consecutive contrast-enhanced spine MRI performed in 319 patients as part of the work up of scoliosis in children 2-18 years with clinically suspected or known scoliosis over a seven year period. Those patients with known tumors (13 patients) being evaluated for scoliosis were excluded from the study. In 306 patients with scoliosis and no history of tumor pathologic contrast enhancement was seen in seven (2%) patients. Lack of enhancement helped to characterize benign lesions in 31 (10%) of the patients. Although MRI is often recommended to exclude intraspinal pathology in pediatric... (More)
The aim of this study was to analyze the added utility of contrast administration for spine MRI in children with scoliosis. A retrospective review of 663 consecutive contrast-enhanced spine MRI performed in 319 patients as part of the work up of scoliosis in children 2-18 years with clinically suspected or known scoliosis over a seven year period. Those patients with known tumors (13 patients) being evaluated for scoliosis were excluded from the study. In 306 patients with scoliosis and no history of tumor pathologic contrast enhancement was seen in seven (2%) patients. Lack of enhancement helped to characterize benign lesions in 31 (10%) of the patients. Although MRI is often recommended to exclude intraspinal pathology in pediatric patients with scoliosis, the need for contrast enhanced imaging is very limited and contrast medium should not be administered unless questionable pathology is detected on noncontrast MR spine imaging. (Less)
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study was to analyze the added utility of contrast administration for spine MRI in children with scoliosis. A retrospective review of 663 consecutive contrast-enhanced spine MRI performed in 319 patients as part of the work up of scoliosis in children 2-18 years with clinically suspected or known scoliosis over a seven year period. Those patients with known tumors (13 patients) being evaluated for scoliosis were excluded from the study. In 306 patients with scoliosis and no history of tumor pathologic contrast enhancement was seen in seven (2%) patients. Lack of enhancement helped to characterize benign lesions in 31 (10%) of the patients. Although MRI is often recommended to exclude intraspinal pathology in pediatric patients with scoliosis, the need for contrast enhanced imaging is very limited and contrast medium should not be administered unless questionable pathology is detected on noncontrast MR spine imaging.},
  author       = {Abul-Kasim, Kasim and Gomez, Diana and McCormick, L and Maly, Pavel and Sundgren, Pia},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {844--847},
  series       = {The Neuroradiology Journal},
  title        = {The Value of Contrast Administration in the MRI Evaluation of Scoliosis in Pediatric Population.},
  volume       = {21},
  year         = {2008},
}