Magnetic resonance imaging of fetal anomalies in utero: early experience

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1985 Oct;145(4):677-82. doi: 10.2214/ajr.145.4.677.


Five cases of fetal dysmorphology were examined with high-resolution sonography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Postpartum confirmation was available in all cases. The high contrast resolution of MRI resulted in clear depiction of the abnormalities, particularly dilated fluid-filled structures, whereas the real-time capability and spatial resolution of sonography permitted better appreciation of anatomic detail. While sonography will remain the primary imaging method for pregnancy, MRI appears to be a promising complementary technique in difficult cases.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Fetal Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy*
  • Pregnancy