Journal article

The Contribution of MRI after Fetal Anomalies Have Been Diagnosed by Ultrasound: Correlatio with Postnatal Outcomes

Bero Verburg, A Michelle Fink, Karen Reidy, Ricardo Palma-Dias

Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy | KARGER | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the additional value of fetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the assessment and management of fetuses with abnormal findings on ultrasound. METHODS: A total of 257 patients who had fetal MRI following the ultrasound diagnosis of a fetal anomaly, or were at high risk, were included. The patients were grouped by referral category for fetal MRI. Fetal MRI was compared to ultrasound in the detection of anomalies, i.e. whether additional findings were identified and if this changed diagnosis, prognosis and management during pregnancy. RESULTS: Ultrasound findings were confirmed on fetal MRI in 89% of the cases. Additional findings were seen..

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