Prenatal MR diffusion tractography in a fetus with complete corpus callosum agenesis

A. Meoded, A. Poretti, A. Tekes, A. Flammang, S. Pryde, T. A.G.M. Huisman

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Abstract

Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) in combination with 3D-tractography reconstructions allows studying the neuro-architecture of complex brain malformations in vivo. Prenatal, in utero DTI has been limited by long acquisition times, poor signal to noise ratio and multiple artifacts. Recent developments in hard- and software allow collection of high quality DTI data sets in utero. We report on the DTI and tractography data of a fetus with a corpus callosum agenesis. Our case shows that nowadays the neuro-architecture of the fetal brain can be studied in excellent detail. Prenatal DTI and tractography may help to improve our understanding of complex brain malformations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)122-123
Number of pages2
JournalNeuropediatrics
Volume42
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 28 2011

Keywords

  • corpus callosum agenesis
  • diffusion tensor imaging
  • fetal MRI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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