Pediatric imaging of neuroblastoma-From classic to atypical


  • Michal Scolnik, M.D. Department of Radiology, Resident, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel.
  • Luda Glozman M.D. Department of Radiology, Pediatric Radiology Unit, Resident, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel.
  • Noa Mandel-Shorer, M.D. Department of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Ruth Rappaport Children’s Hospital, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel.
  • Michalle Soudack Ben-Nun M.D. Pediatric Imaging Section Head, Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Sheba Medical Center, Ramat Gan, Israel.
  • Anat Ilivitzki, M.D. Department of Radiology, Resident, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel.The Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.



Neuroblastoma, Imaging, Pediatric, Radiology


Neuroblastoma (NB) is the most common extracranial solid tumour in children, accounting for approximately eight percent of paediatric cancer and fifteen percent of pediatric cancer deaths. Reaching a correct and timely diagnosis is extremely important, especially in aggressive NB. Prognosis and treatment are based on tumour biology and genetics, patient age and perhaps most importantly, disease stage. The current staging system relies heavily on imaging, and this pictorial essay provides a description of the radiological features of NB, from classic to atypical, and the modalities used to help confirm the diagnosis and staging of NB. Our aim is to provide radiologists with a comprehensive collection of presentations of NB, to help improve diagnostic accuracy and decrease time to diagnose. 


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Author Biography

Anat Ilivitzki, M.D. , Department of Radiology, Resident, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel.The Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.

Assistant Professor, The Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Department of Radiology, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel


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Scolnik M, Glozman L, Mandel-Shorer N, Soudack Ben-Nun M, Ilivitzki A. Pediatric imaging of neuroblastoma-From classic to atypical. ASEAN J Radiol [Internet]. 2023 Aug. 31 [cited 2024 Jun. 13];24(2):155-79. Available from:



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