Neuroimaging Assessment in Down Syndrome

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  • Approver: ASRT®
  • ARRT®: Accepted
  • Expiration Date: 5/1/24
  • Credit Hours: 1 Category A Credit

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  • ARRT: Accepted
  • NMTCB: Accepted
  • California: Accepted
  • Florida: Technical
  • Texas: Direct
  • ARDMS: Accepted
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Course Description And Objectives:


  • Understand the differences in normal anatomy and the differences in down syndrome anatomy
  • CT and MRI cross sectional anatomy of the down syndrome patient
  • CTA and MRA vascular abnormalities
  • Future directions in neuroimaging in the down syndrome patient

Course Description

Down syndrome (DS), or trisomy 21, is the leading genetic cause of intellectual incapacity worldwide, with a reported incidence of about 1 in 1,000 to 1 in 1,100 live births. Besides the several commonly known physical features characteristic of this syndrome present at birth, DS may additionally affect every organ system. In addition, despite the large number of published papers concerning this syndrome, there is scarce literature focusing specifically in the typical neuroimaging features associated with this condition.

The aim of this paper is to review and systematize the distinctive characteristics and abnormalities of the central nervous system, head and neck, and spine present in DS patients that should actively be searched for and evaluated by radiologists and/or neuroradiologists.

This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. A self-learning activity can be completed only once per biennium. ARRT® CE Requirements

Neuroimaging Assessment in Down Syndrome Course