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Contribution of fetal cerebral MRI for diagnosis of structural anomalies.
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PMID:  19156685     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
More than 20 years after its introduction, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is now considered a useful complementary tool in the imaging work-up of fetal brain structural anomalies, but its real contribution in neuro-fetal imaging is still controversial. Our purpose is to present an overview of the most valuable indications of fetal cerebral MRI in current practice as guided by dedicated ultrasound analysis. On the basis of a review of the literature and our personal experience, we underline herein the real complementarities between these two techniques in different clinical or imaging settings and show how MRI adds significant information compared with ultrasound, especially in the late second and third trimesters. We assess the interest of using MRI from a technical point of view (complete and extensive anatomical analysis, analysis of developmental and pathological processes) and from a practical point of view in different imaging and clinical settings.
Laurent Guibaud
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Prenatal diagnosis     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0197-3851     ISO Abbreviation:  Prenat. Diagn.     Publication Date:  2009 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-04-06     Completed Date:  2009-06-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8106540     Medline TA:  Prenat Diagn     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  420-33     Citation Subset:  IM    
Imagerie Pédiatrique et Foetale, Hôpital Femme Mère Enfant, Université Claude Bernard Lyon I, 59, Boulevard Pinel, 69677 Lyon-Bron, France.
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MeSH Terms
Brain / abnormalities*,  embryology*
Fetal Diseases / diagnosis*
Gestational Age
Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
Prenatal Diagnosis / methods*
Ultrasonography, Prenatal

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