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[en] Purpose: To characterize respiration-induced abdominal organ motion in children receiving radiation treatment with a 4-dimensional (4D) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) method. Methods and Materials: We analyzed free-breathing coronal 4D MRI datasets acquired from 35 patients (aged 1-20 years) with abdominal tumors. A deformable image registration of the 4D MRI datasets was performed to derive motion trajectories of selected anatomic landmarks, from which organ motions were quantified. The association between organ motion and patient characteristics was investigated and compared with previous studies. The relation between patient height and organ motion was further investigated to predict organ motion in prospective patients. Results: Organ motion and its individual variation were reduced in younger patients (eg, kidney peak-to-peak motion <5 mm for all but 1 patient aged ≤8 years), although special motion management may be warranted in some adolescents. The liver and spleen exhibited greater motion than did the kidneys, while intraorgan variation was present. The motions in the liver and kidneys agreed with those reported by the previous 4D computed tomography studies. Individual variations of organ motion in younger patients were due, in part, to changes in respiration rate, which ostensibly reflected the effect of anesthesia. The prediction of organ motion was limited by large individual variations, particularly for older patients. Conclusions: The 4D MRI acquisition method and motion analysis described in this study provide a nonionizing approach to understand age-associated organ motion, which aids in the planning of abdominal radiation therapy for pediatric patients. Use of 4D MRI facilitates monitoring of changes in target motion patterns during treatment courses and in various studies of the effect of organ motion on radiation treatment.