Year 2021, Volume 7 , Issue 3, Pages 265 - 269 2021-05-04

Analysis of the relationship between fetal magnetic resonance imaging indications and findings with ultrasonographic examination

Burak AKSELİM [1] , Süleyman Serkan KARAŞİN [2] , Beril ŞENKUTLU KUYUCU [3]


Objectives: We aimed to examine the indications for the use of fetal MRI in obstetrics practice and the relationship between fetal MRI and ultrasonographic findings.

Methods: Seventy-three patients were examined with Fetal MRI for various reasons between July 2017 and July 2020, and whose results were available were evaluated retrospectively. Ultrasonographic and MRI findings were recorded. The detected pathologies were divided into groups according to systems. The relationship between the findings was examined.

Results: In our study, ultrasonographic findings of fifty-five (75.3%) cases were confirmed by MR findings. MRI detected additional findings in eight (10.9%) cases, most of which were intracranial pathologies. The most detected ultrasonographic findings as an indication for the request were in the intracranial region (54.8%).

Conclusions: Fetal MRI indications in perinatal care and follow-up are not clear. Determining these indications is also essential in preventing unnecessary use in obstetric practice and determining the cost-effectiveness.

Fetal MRI, fetal ultrasonography, prenatal diagnosis, congenital anomalies
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Primary Language en
Subjects Obstetrics and Gynecology
Journal Section Original Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0003-1558-0899
Author: Burak AKSELİM (Primary Author)
Institution: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Health Sciences, Bursa Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Bursa, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-4837-5114
Author: Süleyman Serkan KARAŞİN
Institution: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Health Sciences, Bursa Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Bursa, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-1409-2888
Author: Beril ŞENKUTLU KUYUCU
Institution: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Health Sciences, Bursa Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Bursa, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Dates

Application Date : March 18, 2021
Acceptance Date : April 3, 2021
Publication Date : May 4, 2021

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