Fetal MRI pp 235-246 | Cite as

The Skeleton and Musculature

  • Stefan F. Nemec
  • Peter C. Brugger
  • Gregor Kasprian
  • Ursula Nemec
  • John M. GrahamJr.
  • Daniela Prayer
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Based upon innovations in sequence technology, initial results demonstrate the ability of prenatal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to visualize the skeleton and muscles. Serving as an adjunct to ultrasonography (US), MRI may be useful in differentiating isolated from complex musculoskeletal abnormalities with potential impact on perinatal management.


Spinal Muscular Atrophy Echo Planar Image Skeletal Dysplasia Gestational Week Congenital Scoliosis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefan F. Nemec
    • 1
  • Peter C. Brugger
    • 2
  • Gregor Kasprian
    • 1
  • Ursula Nemec
    • 1
  • John M. GrahamJr.
    • 3
  • Daniela Prayer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology/Division of Neuroradiology and Musculoskeletal RadiologyMedical University ViennaViennaAustria
  2. 2.Center of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Integrative Morphology GroupMedical University ViennaViennaAustria
  3. 3.Medical Genetics InstituteCedars Sinai Medical CenterLos AngelesUSA

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