Myelination Clock: a Simplified Step-by-step Approach to Normal Myelination

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SM Prabhu, V Yadav, D Prakash, S Sudhakar, S Mani

Hong Kong J Radiol 2016;19:208-16

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1614286

Myelination is an essential step in the functional maturation of the brain. Magnetic resonance imaging allows the degree of maturation of a child’s brain to be assessed by estimation of the degree of myelination. Myelination follows an orderly and predictable sequence. Understanding the normal sequence and identifying an aberrant course can enable early detection of various leukodystrophies and hypomyelinating conditions. The purpose of this article was to describe a simple step-by-step approach that highlights important review areas and enables rapid and easy determination of the degree of myelination.





SM Prabhu, V Yadav, D Prakash, S Sudhakar, S Mani