Pediatric protocols

Children are not small adults – they suffer from different types of disease than adults, they demonstrate a different physiology as well as behaviour. This has a direct impact on the way we image them. To support the care of your youngest patients1 renowned experts in pediatric MR imaging share their optimized protocols.

To aid standardization of CMR, the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) released CMR exam protocol recommendations for the most frequent CMR procedures. Based on the Cardiac Dot Engine we have prepared clinically optimized exam protocols for the Siemens MAGNETOM family of MRI scanners, including 3T MAGNETOM Vida and MAGNETOM Skyra, as well as 1.5T MAGNETOM Sola and MAGNETOM Aera.
Please use the appropriate protocols optimized for your particular scanner type. For ease of use, the protocols are organized by age groups (infant, child, teen/adult), disease-specific indications and strategically sub-organized by the patient’s cooperative abilities (breath-hold or free breathing).

Brain protocols developed by Abraham Padua and Aaron Flammang in collaboration with:
• Cook Children’s Healthcare System (Fort Worth, TX, USA)
• Seattle Children’s Hospital (Seattle, WA, USA)
• Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA, USA)
• Boston Children Hospital (Boston, MA, USA)
• St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (Chicago, IL, USA)
• Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital (Loma Linda, CA, USA)
• Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN, USA)
• University Children’s Hospital Basel (Basel, Switzerland)

Here are protocols for the MAGNETOM Skyra optimized for different pediatric age groups. Optimized Pediatric protocols1 are provided for the age groups (1) term to 8 months, (2) 9 months to 12 months and (3) 13 to 24 months and beyond. In addition, a pediatric clinical library including pediatric protocols for 2D and 3D imaging, spectroscopy, TOF and more are included. 

Cardiac protocols developed by Gary McNeal in collaboration with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital (Chicago, IL, USA).

Cardiac protocols are provided for the age groups (1) Infant, (2) Child and (3) Teen, optimized for different breathing conditions.

Brain protocols optimized for the Pediatric 16 developed by Abraham Padua in collaboration with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital (Chicago, IL, USA)

Here are optimized Pediatric 16 head protocols for MAGNETOM Aera and MAGNETOM Skyra. Routine sequences as well as sequences for more advanced applications are included. In addition, there are also sequences optimized for sound reduction.

Protocols courtesy of Professor Günther Schneider, M.D., Ph.D. (Saarland University Hospital, Homburg, Germany)