Postmortem cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging in fetuses and children: a masked comparison study with conventional autopsy.

@article{Taylor2014PostmortemCM,
  title={Postmortem cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging in fetuses and children: a masked comparison study with conventional autopsy.},
  author={Andrew Mayall Taylor and Neil J Sebire and Michael T. Ashworth and Silvia Schievano and Rosemary J. Scott and Angie Wade and Lyn S. Chitty and Nikki Robertson and Sudhin Thayyil},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2014},
  volume={129 19},
  pages={1937-44}
}
BACKGROUND Perinatal and pediatric autopsies have declined worldwide in the past decade. We compared the diagnostic accuracy of postmortem, cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging with conventional autopsy and histopathology assessment in fetuses and children. METHODS AND RESULTS We performed postmortem magnetic resonance imaging in 400 fetuses and children, using a 1.5-T Siemens Avanto magnetic resonance scanner before conventional autopsy. A pediatric CMR imager reported the CMR… CONTINUE READING