Pediatric curriculum

Last revised by Laura Meeker on 24 Nov 2021

The pediatric curriculum is one of our curriculum articles and aims to be a collection of articles that represent the core pediatric knowledge.

Topics pertaining to pediatric radiology, including pediatric neuroradiology and fetal radiology, although there will be some cross coverage within the CNS and obstetric curricula.

An understanding of the anatomy of relevant structures is essential. Core anatomical topics include:

There are some key investigations that you will probably not come across anywhere else in radiology, and some that are significantly different in pediatric patients.

  • hip ultrasound
  • pyloric ultrasound
  • cranial ultrasound
  • fetal MRI
  • neonatal brain MRI
  • pediatric brain MRI
  • standard sequences
    • T1, T2, FLAIR, STIR, PDfs, DWI, SWI
  • advanced sequences
    • DTI, MRS, MR perfusion, ADC, fMRI
  • congenital
    • neonatal intestinal obstruction
    • esophageal atresia/tracheo-esophageal fistula (TOF)
    • duodenal atresia
    • ileal atresia
    • biliary atresia
    • Hirschsprung disease
    • meconium plug syndrome
    • meconium ileus
    • anorectal malformation
  • intestinal malrotation
    • midgut volvulus
  • annular pancreas
  • non-bile-stained vomiting
  • pyloric stenosis
  • intussusception
  • appendicitis
  • common neoplasm
    • hepatoblastoma
    • neuroblastoma

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