Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging

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Year
: 2009  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 69--74

Pictorial essay: MRI of the fetal brain


B Ganesh Rao1, BS Ramamurthy2 
1 Ragavs Diagnostic and Research Centre, Sadguru Complex, 27th Cross, 4th Block, West, Jayanagar, Bangalore- 560 011, India
2 Srinivasa Ultrasound Scanning Centre, 48/2, Shankar Mutt Road, Shankarpuram, Bangalore - 560 004, India

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B Ganesh Rao
Ragavs Diagnostic and Research Centre, Sadguru Complex, 27th Cross, 4th Block, West, Jayanagar, Bangalore- 560 011
India

MRI is a useful supplement to USG for the assessment of fetal brain malformations. Superior soft tissue contrast and the ability to depict sulcation and myelination are the strengths of MRI. Subtle or inconclusive USG abnormalities can be confirmed or ruled out by MRI. In some cases, additional findings detected with MRI often help in arriving at a definitive diagnosis, which is necessary for parental counseling and for guiding management. Fast T2W sequences form the basis of fetal MRI. There have been no reports of deleterious effects of MRI on the fetus. A few case examples are presented to illustrate the advantages of MRI.


How to cite this article:
Rao B G, Ramamurthy B S. Pictorial essay: MRI of the fetal brain.Indian J Radiol Imaging 2009;19:69-74


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Rao B G, Ramamurthy B S. Pictorial essay: MRI of the fetal brain. Indian J Radiol Imaging [serial online] 2009 [cited 2021 Jan 23 ];19:69-74
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