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PURPOSE To plot normal fetal lung volume (FLV) obtained with fast spin-echo magnetic resonance (MR) images against gestational age; to investigate the correlation between lung growth and fetal presentation, sex, and ultrasonographic (US) biometric measurements; and to investigate its potential application in fetuses with thoracoabdominal malformations. (More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the accuracy of magnetic resonance (MR) cholangiopancreatography in the diagnosis of bile duct obstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred twenty-six patients with clinically suspected bile duct obstruction underwent MR cholangiopancreatography with heavily T2-weighted fast spin-echo sequences. Reviewers were blinded to clinical and(More)
PURPOSE To determine the usefulness of magnetic resonance (MR) cholangiopancreatography in the diagnosis of pancreas divisum. MATERIALS AND METHODS In 310 patients, MR imaging was performed with heavily T2-weighted, two-dimensional, fast-spin-echo sequences. A body coil was used for 139 patients, and a torso multicoil and high-resolution imaging(More)
The cerebellum undergoes a protracted development, making it particularly vulnerable to a broad spectrum of developmental events. Acquired destructive and hemorrhagic insults may also occur. The main steps of cerebellar development are reviewed. The normal imaging patterns of the cerebellum in prenatal ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are(More)
We report a specific sonographic cerebral pattern of cobblestone lissencephaly (CL) that has not been described previously. This pattern was encountered in four index cases and allowed prenatal diagnosis of CL associated with Walker-Warburg syndrome. The pattern included both an outer echogenic band with reduced pericerebral space, corresponding to an(More)
OBJECTIVE To define imaging patterns of unilateral cerebellar hypoplasia (UCH), discuss possible pathophysiological mechanisms and underline the etiology and prognosis associated with these lesions. METHODS In this retrospective study we reviewed the charts of 26 fetuses diagnosed between 2003 and 2011 with UCH, defined by asymmetrical cerebellar(More)
We present a segmentation method for fetal brain tissues of T2w MR images, based on the well known Expectation Maximiza-tion Markov Random Field (EM-MRF) scheme. Our main contribution is an intensity model composed of 7 Gaussian distribution designed to deal with the large intensity variability of fetal brain tissues. The second main contribution is a(More)