MRI of Fetal Genitourinary Anomalies

Jacqueline T. Caire, Ronald M. Ramus, Kevin P. Magee, Bryan K. Fullington, David H. Ewalt, Diane M. Twickler

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OBJECTIVE. The objective of our study was to show examples of fetal MRI evaluations of congenital genitourinary anomalies and to review the embryology in relation to the MRI findings. CONCLUSION. MRI was performed on 35 pregnant women with sonographic findings that suggested that their fetuses had genitourinary anomalies. Oligohydramnios or anhydramnios was identified in 22 of 35 women and did not hinder visualization of anomalies. MRI allowed the amniotic fluid and the presence, location, and morphology of kidneys and bladder to be assessed in all fetuses at any stage of gestation and depicted sufficient anatomic detail for us to evaluate the perineum in 27 of 35 pregnancies. Therefore, we found MRI to be an excellent technique for revealing the anatomy of genitourinary anomalies in the fetus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1381-1385
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume181
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 2003

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Fetus
Oligohydramnios
Perineum
Pregnancy
Embryology
Amniotic Fluid
Pregnant Women
Anatomy
Urinary Bladder
Kidney

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Caire, J. T., Ramus, R. M., Magee, K. P., Fullington, B. K., Ewalt, D. H., & Twickler, D. M. (2003). MRI of Fetal Genitourinary Anomalies. American Journal of Roentgenology, 181(5), 1381-1385.

MRI of Fetal Genitourinary Anomalies. / Caire, Jacqueline T.; Ramus, Ronald M.; Magee, Kevin P.; Fullington, Bryan K.; Ewalt, David H.; Twickler, Diane M.

In: American Journal of Roentgenology, Vol. 181, No. 5, 11.2003, p. 1381-1385.

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Caire, JT, Ramus, RM, Magee, KP, Fullington, BK, Ewalt, DH & Twickler, DM 2003, 'MRI of Fetal Genitourinary Anomalies', American Journal of Roentgenology, vol. 181, no. 5, pp. 1381-1385.
Caire JT, Ramus RM, Magee KP, Fullington BK, Ewalt DH, Twickler DM. MRI of Fetal Genitourinary Anomalies. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2003 Nov;181(5):1381-1385.
Caire, Jacqueline T. ; Ramus, Ronald M. ; Magee, Kevin P. ; Fullington, Bryan K. ; Ewalt, David H. ; Twickler, Diane M. / MRI of Fetal Genitourinary Anomalies. In: American Journal of Roentgenology. 2003 ; Vol. 181, No. 5. pp. 1381-1385.
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