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Dr. Ashok Panigrahy discusses what you need to know when looking at an imaging study of a child that has a brain tumor.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss making a brain tumor diagnosis
  • List the histological types of neonatal brain tumors, including when they present
  • Describe brain tumors in children, including those under 2 years

Reading Resources:

  1. Blüml S, Wisnowski JL, Nelson MD Jr, Paquette L, Gilles FH, Kinney HC, Panigrahy A. Metabolic maturation of the human brain from birth through adolescence: insights from in vivo magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Cereb Cortex. 2013 Dec;23(12):2944-55.
  2. Vorona GA, Zuccoli G, Sutcavage T, Clayton BL, Ceschin RC, Panigrahy A. The use of adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction in pediatric head CT: a feasibility study. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2013 Jan;34(1):205-11.
  3. Chen HJ, Panigrahy A, Dhall G, Finlay JL, Nelson MD Jr, Blüml S. Apparent diffusion and fractional anisotropy of diffuse intrinsic brain stem gliomas. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2010 Nov;31(10):1879-85.


Dr. Panigrahy has no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.025) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 0.25 contact hour.

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Release Date: 2/25/2014 | Last Modified On: 2/25/2014 | Expires: 2/25/2015

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