Ultrasound versus MRI: is there a difference in measurements of the fetal lateral ventricles?

Nicholas Behrendt, Michael V. Zaretsky, Nancy A. West, Henry L. Galan, Timothy M. Crombleholme, Mariana L. Meyers

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Abstract

Objective: To evaluate whether fetal brain lateral ventricle measurements differ between ultrasound (US) and MRI. Methods: We evaluated 115 fetuses with US and MRI performed within 24 h of each other. Ventricular measurements were performed in the axial plane at the level of the atria for both modalities and the right and left ventricles were evaluated separately. We compared mean measurements; mean differences, association with gestational age (GA), association with the presence of a brain anomaly, and agreement between MRI and US. Results: The LV and RV were measured in 65 and 64 cases, respectively. LV and RV size estimates were significantly greater when measured by MRI compared with US (p 

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - Apr 18 2016

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Keywords

  • Fetal brain
  • fetal MRI
  • prenatal ultrasound
  • ventricular measurement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Behrendt, N., Zaretsky, M. V., West, N. A., Galan, H. L., Crombleholme, T. M., & Meyers, M. L. (Accepted/In press). Ultrasound versus MRI: is there a difference in measurements of the fetal lateral ventricles? Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, 1-4. https://doi.org/10.3109/14767058.2016.1171310