Fetal MRI in the evaluation of fetuses referred for sonographically suspected neural tube defects (NTDs): impact on diagnosis and management decision

@article{Saleem2009FetalMI,
  title={Fetal MRI in the evaluation of fetuses referred for sonographically suspected neural tube defects (NTDs): impact on diagnosis and management decision},
  author={Sahar N. Saleem and A M Said and Maged Abdel-Raouf and Eman A. El-Kattan and M S Zaki and Noha Madkour and Mostafa Ahmed Zaki Shokry},
  journal={Neuroradiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={51},
  pages={761-772}
}
We hypothesized that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can assess fetuses with sonographically (ultrasonography (US))-suspected neural tube defects (NTD) that might influence their diagnoses and management decision. Institutional review board approval and informed consents were obtained to perform MRI for 19 fetuses referred with US-suspected NTD. Prenatal imaging findings were correlated with management decision, postnatal clinical, postnatal imaging, and pathology. Prenatal MRI correctly ruled… CONTINUE READING