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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 188-192

The comparative study of antenatal magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound in the evaluation of fetal central nervous system abnormalities

1 Department of Radiology, Government Medical College, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, SKIMS, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India

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Peerzada Ziaulhaq
Department of Radiology, Government Medical College, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/cjhr.cjhr_52_20

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Background: The role of fetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was studied in antenatal anomalies detected by ultrasound. Materials and Methods: The study was conducted in the Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, Government Medical College, Srinagar, over a period of 12 months including all pregnant women with suspected fetal anomalies on ultrasonography (US). Results: In 9/23 cases (39.1%), the US findings and MRI findings were similar. MRI changed the diagnosis in 11/23 cases (47.8%). MRI provided additional information than US in 2/23 cases (8.69%), and there was 1/23 (4.3%) cases in which US provided additional information to that provided by MRI in terms of intrauterine growth restriction. Conclusions: US and MRI are complementary to each other in reaching a diagnosis in the fetal central nervous system abnormalities, and MRI is a major problem-solving modality where the US findings are inconclusive. The major role for fetal MRI was found in confirmation of inconclusive sonographic findings and the evaluation of sonographically occult diagnoses.

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