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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.


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.