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Abstract #7802

Unique Methodological Challenges in Pediatric Neuroimaging

Duan Xu1

1Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, United States

This educational session will introduce and discuss challenges for brain imaging of pediatric subjects. A brief overview of key differences between the developing brain and adult brain will be discussed. The presentation will be address logistics of patient handling, image acquisition, post-processing techniques and analyses for improved characterization of the maturing brain. Translational studies will also be presented to highlight the importance of advancing pediatric brain imaging not only in research but also in clinical care, and further identify the area of needs to spur interests from the audience.

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