Know the indications of cerebral foetal MRI. Describe the sequences that we use in our center for the cerebral study of the fetus. Make a standardized radiological report.
The fetal MRI is a complementary imaging technique to the obstetric ultrasound with diagnostic doubts of gynecology.
It allows the visualization of the cerebral anatomy,
as well as the detection of morphological and signal anomalies.
It is necessary to perform a standardized radiological report that,
in addition to the anatomical and signal characteristics of the supra and infratentorial structures,
include a cranial biometric study.
Findings and procedure details
INDICATIONS OF THE FOETAL MRI The strongest indications are the following:- Fetus: Abnormalities of the posterior fossa,
middle or midline cranial fossa,
ventricular space (ventriculomegaly,
alterations in cortical development,
family history of genetic disorders,
extension study for anomalies that are usually associated,
etc. ADVANTAGES AND LIMITATIONS:...
Cerebral foetal MRI is a complementary imaging technique that can confirm suspected obstetric diagnoses and detect abnormalities that can be missed on ultrasound.7 The radiologist must make a standardized report and work in conjunction with the obstetrics team,
as the results are crucial for management decisions and treatment of the diseases and abnormalities that fetuses may present.
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