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‘Fast MRI’ May Be Option in TBI Screening for Children

Key clinical point: Fast MRI could be an alternative to CT in children with possible traumatic brain injury.

Major finding: Fast MRI’s sensitivity at detecting traumatic brain injury was 92.8% (95% confidence interval, 86.3-96.8).

Study details: A prospective study of 223 children aged younger than 6 years with possible traumatic brain injury who were screened with both CT and fast MRI.

Disclosures: The study was funded by the Colorado Traumatic Brain Injury Trust Fund (MindSource) and the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. The study authors reported no relevant financial disclosures.

Citation:

Lindberg DM et al. Pediatrics. 2019 Sep 18. doi: 10.1542/peds.2019-0419; Burstein B, Saint-Martin C. Pediatrics. 2019 Sep 18. doi: 10.1542/peds.2019-2387.