Volume 11 Issue 5 - May 2013
Fetal MRI. Part I: Neuroimaging
MRI may provide additional information and influence patient management when fetal ultrasound suggests a potential for abnormalities
Ultrafast single-shot spin-echo MRI techniques are used to minimize artifacts due to maternal and fetal motion
Fetal MRI can:

Confirm the presence of ventriculomegaly and sometimes determine the cause
Demonstrate subtle findings in disorders of cerebral formation (including the holoprosencephaly spectrum) that may be difficult to identify with ultrasound
Better define malformations of the corpus callosum and associated anomalies
Improve evaluation of spine abnormalities and posterior fossa malformations
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©2013 MGH Department of Radiology

Janet Cochrane Miller, D. Phil., Author
Raul N. Uppot, M.D., Editor