The fetus at term: In utero volume-selected proton MR spectroscopy with a breath-hold technique - A feasibility study

B. W. Fenton, C. S. Lin, C. Macedonia, D. Schellinger, S. Ascher

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Abstract

In three healthy gravidas at 38 and 39 weeks gestation, fetal MR spectroscopy was performed with a breath-hold technique by using the following pulse sequences: single voxel point-resolved spectroscopy, or PRESS, for liver and heart studies and stimulated-echo acquisition mode, or STEAM, for brain studies. Signal peaks of lipid from heart and liver were detected, as were the signal peaks of choline, creatine, and N-acetylaspartate from fetal brain. Findings demonstrated the feasibility of performing proton MR spectroscopy to assess mobile fetal structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)563-566
Number of pages4
JournalRadiology
Volume219
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Fetus, MR, 856.12145
  • Magnetic resonance (MR), Spectroscopy, 856.12145
  • Pregnancy, MR, 856.12145

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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