J Magn Reson Imaging 2021 Jun 18. Epub 2021 Jun 18.
The Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (WB-MRI) has gained importance in the field of musculoskeletal oncology over the last decades, consisting in a one-stop imaging method that allows a wide coverage assessment of both bone and soft tissue involvement. WB-MRI is valuable for diagnosis, staging, and follow-up in many oncologic diseases and is especially advantageous for the pediatric population since it avoids redundant examinations and exposure to ionizing radiation in patients who often undergo long-term surveillance. Its clinical application has been studied in many pediatric neoplasms, such as cancer predisposition syndromes, Langerhans cell histiocytosis, lymphoma, sarcomas, and neuroblastoma. Read More