MR imaging characteristics of the normal fetal gastrointestinal tract and abdomen

Thierry A G M Huisman, Christian J. Kellenberger

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Abstract

Fetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is considered a valuable second line imaging tool for confirmation, completion and correction of complex fetal ultrasonography findings. Fetal MRI has proven its value in pathologies of the central nervous system. Few studies have focussed on the value of fetal MRI in abdominal pathologies. With the continuing advances in hardware and software, fetal MRI is progressively valuable in fetal abdominal pathologies. A proper knowledge of the normal fetal abdominal anatomy and signal intensities is essential. The current manuscript reviews normal fetal abdominal anatomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)170-181
Number of pages12
JournalEuropean Journal of Radiology
Volume65
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Abdomen
  • Fetal MRI
  • Gastrointestinal tract
  • Normal anatomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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