Indications for magnetic resonance imaging of the fetal central nervous system: recommendations from the European Society of Paediatric Radiology Fetal Task Force
SourcePediatric Radiology, 51, 11, (2021), pp. 2105-2114
Article / Letter to editor
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SubjectRadboudumc 0: Other Research RIHS: Radboud Institute for Health Sciences
Fetal central nervous system MRI is a well-established method to complement a high-quality fetal ultrasound and to clarify sonographically detected abnormalities in complex pregnancies. However, there is still worldwide heterogeneity and confusion regarding the indications of fetal central nervous system MRI, which has roots in differences among countries regarding the performance of ultrasound examinations and legislation on pregnancy termination. The purpose of this article is to clarify the indications for fetal central nervous system MRI by focusing on the ultrasound findings that guide further investigation with MRI and highlight the strengths and the weaknesses of each modality on imaging the fetal central nervous system.
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