© 2004

MRI of the Fetal Brain

Normal Development and Cerebral Pathologies


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Introduction

    1. Catherine Garel
      Pages 1-2
  3. Development of the Fetal Brain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 3-3
    2. Catherine Garel
      Pages 5-9
    3. Catherine Garel
      Pages 11-12
    4. Catherine Garel
      Pages 13-33
    5. Catherine Garel
      Pages 35-114
    6. Catherine Garel
      Pages 115-120
    7. Catherine Garel
      Pages 121-124
    8. Catherine Garel
      Pages 125-127
  4. Imaging the Pathological Fetal Brain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Catherine Garel
      Pages 131-150
    3. Catherine Garel
      Pages 177-200
    4. Catherine Garel
      Pages 201-216
    5. Guibaud Laurent
      Pages 217-236
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 263-267

About this book


Fetal MR has grown continually in importance in recent years, and the brain has become the main focus of investigation. However, we lack established standards and a good knowledge of the normal MR appearance. To fill this gap is the purpose of the first part of this book, which is an MR atlas of the cerebral development of the fetus.

The second part is dedicated to cerebral pathologies. It includes, for each condition, a summary of the fundamental data, the imaging findings (US and MR) in correlation with neurofetopathology and/or postnatal imaging, and a brief perspective of the prognosis.


Brain: Growth and development Fetal MR Fetal abnormalities Fetal brain Fetal central nervous system brain fetus growth magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pediatric ImagingHôpital Robert DebréParis Cedex 19France

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title MRI of the Fetal Brain
  • Book Subtitle Normal Development and Cerebral Pathologies
  • Authors C. Garel
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-40747-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-62275-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-18747-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 267
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Original French Edition published by Sauramps
  • Topics Imaging / Radiology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


From the reviews:

"An extremely organised and well presented tome. … forms two parts. The first part is an atlas of the development of the fetal brain. The sequences are correlated with pathological specimens and are clearly labelled and are very impressive. The second part is, I think, more relevant to clinical radiologists … . images really are excellent and, again, detail is clear and the description of the pathology is excellent. … it will guide you through protocols … . In all, an excellent book … ." (Dr. N S Ashford, RAD Magazine, August, 2005)

"The editor, Catherine Garel, presents a book on the development of the fetal brain and cerebral pathologies using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). … The book is characterized by its many images, its clear structure and the good description of the findings. … In summary, the present book offers insight into the development of fetal MRI, focusing on the brain. It can be recommended to both practitioners and professionals." (T. J. Vogl, European Radiology, Vol. 16, 2006)