Published online Aug 8, 2015. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v4.i3.35
Peer-review started: January 31, 2015
First decision: March 6, 2015
Revised: April 1, 2015
Accepted: May 7, 2015
Article in press: May 8, 2015
Published online: August 8, 2015
Core tip: Limited brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) consisting of axial fluid attenuated inversion recovery, axial diffusion weighted imaging, coronal single shot fast spin echo (SSFSE) and sagittal SSFSE can be performed in under 5 min of scan time. This approach may provide more information than a non-contrast head computed tomography (CT) in non-traumatic pediatric head emergency, avoid ionizing radiation from CT scan and stratify patients who need more detailed brain MRI. Research studies are required to provide evidence for feasibility of such an approach.