Fetal central nervous system

Raphael E. Alford, April A. Bailey, Diane M. Twickler

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Although ultrasound is the primary means of screening for fetal central nervous system (CNS) malformations, MRI has demonstrated added value in the evaluation of abnormalities not well assessed with sonography and in select circumstances for screening. In many fetal MRI practices, evaluation of the CNS is the most common indication for fetal MRI. MRI has demonstrated particular utility in evaluating the posterior fossa, midline structures, and cortex in the progressively ossifying fetal skull. The most common CNS indications are identified in Table 6.1 [98].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMRI of Fetal and Maternal Diseases in Pregnancy
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9783319214283
ISBN (Print)9783319214276
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Agenesis of the corpus callosum
  • Callosal dysgenesis
  • Congenital brain tumors
  • Dandy-Walker
  • Fetal CNS biometry
  • Fetal central nervous system
  • Fetal cortical malformations
  • Fetal intracranial ischemia
  • Fetal magnetic resonance imaging
  • Fetal ventriculomegaly
  • Holoprosencephaly
  • Lissencephaly
  • Neural tube defects
  • Polymicrogyria
  • Posterior fossa malformations
  • Vein of Galen aneurysmal malformations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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