Magnetic resonance is a noninvasive, nonionizing modality used in the detection and evaluation of marrow lesions, as well as surgical planning and treatment follow-up. Since the distribution of red and yellow marrow occurs in a predictable sequence according to age, understanding this sequence is essential in establishing an accurate and timely diagnosis. This article provides an overview of the normal appearance of bone marrow in healthy children as well as focal and diffuse marrow abnormalities. Imaging pitfalls unique to children and solutions to use in difficult cases will be described.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging