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Eur J Radiol. 2006 Feb;57(2):172-81. Epub 2005 Dec 27.

Methods of fetal MR: beyond T2-weighted imaging.

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Center of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Integrative Morphology Group, Medical University of Vienna, Waehringerstrasse 13, 1090 Vienna, Austria. peter.brugger@meduniwien.ac.at

Abstract

The present work reviews the basic methods of performing fetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Since fetal MRI differs in many respects from a postnatal study, several factors have to be taken into account to achieve satisfying image quality. Image quality depends on adequate positioning of the pregnant woman in the magnet, use of appropriate coils and the selection of sequences. Ultrafast T2-weighted sequences are regarded as the mainstay of fetal MR-imaging. However, additional sequences, such as T1-weighted images, diffusion-weighted images, echoplanar imaging may provide further information, especially in extra- central-nervous system regions of the fetal body.

PMID:
16377112
DOI:
10.1016/j.ejrad.2005.11.017
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