Fetal MRI pp 1-17 | Cite as

Indications for Fetal MRI

  • Daniela Prayer
  • Peter C. Brugger
  • Ulrika Asenbaum
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Indications to perform fetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can result from inadequate ultrasound assessment and/or intrinsic ultrasound disadvantages, compared to MRI, or can be associated with suspected malformative and/or acquired changes, and changes of extrafetal organs suspected or diagnosed by ultrasound. In addition, indications for fetal MRI can result from maternal or family history, and screening. MRI should be performed at the earliest time, an accurate diagnosis can be made, and, for special clinical questions, acutely or within 48 h. The highest MRI quality is required for fetal MRI. Absolute or relative contraindications should be considered before performing the MRI.


Magnetic Resonance Imaging Focal Cortical Dysplasia Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Bronchogenic Cyst Fetal Magnetic Resonance Imaging 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniela Prayer
    • 1
  • Peter C. Brugger
    • 2
  • Ulrika Asenbaum
    • 1
  1. 1.University Clinics for RadiodiagnosticsMedical University of ViennaViennaAustria
  2. 2.Integrative Morphology Group, Center of Anatomy and Cell BiologyMedical University of ViennaViennaAustria

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