Presented at the Meeting of the Southern Section of the American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, Inc., Boca Raton, Fla., January 16, 1993.
Three-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging evaluation of pediatric tracheobronchial tree†
Article first published online: 4 JAN 2009
Copyright © 1994 The Triological Society
Volume 104, Issue 12, pages 1425–1430, December 1994
How to Cite
Donnelly, K. J., Gussack, G. S., Todd, N. W., Bank, E. R., Parks, W. J., Davenport, P. and Ms, S. S. (1994), Three-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging evaluation of pediatric tracheobronchial tree. The Laryngoscope, 104: 1425–1430. doi: 10.1288/00005537-199412000-00001
- Issue published online: 4 JAN 2009
- Article first published online: 4 JAN 2009
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the airway has recently emerged as a diagnostic tool for evaluating tracheobronchial obstruction in pediatric patients. Computer-assisted reconstructions of transaxial images have enabled three-dimensional reconstructions of the airway to be manipulated in any plane and visualized in relation to adjacent anatomical structures. Eight patients in whom magnetic resonance imaging was used to diagnose a variety of airway obstructive lesions are presented. A protocol for the evaluation of pediatric tracheobronchial obstruction is presented, with the role of three dimensionally reconstructed MR imaging emphasized.