Imaging findings in pediatric nonaccidental head injury

B. R. Foerster, M. Petrou, P. O. Eldevik, M. D. Carlson, P. J. Strouse, Pia C. Sundgren

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Nonaccidental head injury can be a very serious result of child abuse with the clinical outcome being poor and including mental retardation, long-term disability and even death. Skull radiographs, head CT and increasingly MRI are very useful tools in making this very serious diagnosis. Radiologists must be familiar with the radiologic patterns of child abuse and must maintain a high level of suspicion. We review and present several of the common radiologic findings in pediatric nonaccidental head injury.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-168
Number of pages8
JournalRivista di Neuroradiologia
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2006


  • MRI
  • Neuroimaging
  • Nonaccidental trauma
  • Pediatric head injury
  • Shaken baby syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology


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