Fetal MRI pp 471-487 | Cite as

Postmortem Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Fetus

  • Elspeth Whitby
  • Martyn Paley
  • Marta Cohen
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Postmortem fetal MR imaging is regarded as a valuable adjunct or alternative method to autopsy. The latter is frequently denied by the parents of the deceased. In addition, autopsy may be impaired by tissue autolysis. High quality anatomical information and a permanent record of the information may be obtained from postmortem MRI. Most experience exists with postmortem MRI of the brain. An examiner with experience and knowledge of both fetal development and common artefacts from postmortem MR images is essential to ensure the accurate interpretation of the information obtained.


Ganglionic Eminence Postmortem Imaging Central Nervous System Abnormality Gyral Pattern Grey White Matter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of SheffieldSheffieldUK
  2. 2.Sheffield Children’s HospitalSheffieldUK

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