The Pediatric Cerebellum in Inherited Neurodegenerative Disorders: A Pattern-recognition Approach

Susan I. Blaser, Maja Steinlin, Almundher Al-Maawali, Grace Yoon

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

6 Citations (Scopus)


Evaluation of imaging studies of the cerebellum in inherited neurodegenerative disorders is aided by attention to neuroimaging patterns based on anatomic determinants, including biometric analysis, hyperintense signal of structures, including the cerebellar cortex, white matter, dentate nuclei, brainstem tracts, and nuclei, the presence of cysts, brain iron, or calcifications, change over time, the use of diffusion-weighted/diffusion tensor imaging and T2*-weighted sequences, magnetic resonance spectroscopy; and, in rare occurrences, the administration of contrast material.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)373-416
Number of pages44
JournalNeuroimaging Clinics of North America
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2016



  • Cerebellum
  • Inborn errors of metabolism
  • Inherited neurodegenerative disorders

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

Cite this