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Barhaghi Krystle,  Schuchardt Eleanor,  Schafer Michal,  Meyers Mariana,  Behrendt Nicholas,  Barker Alex,  Cuneo Bettina,  Friesen Richard,  Browne Lorna

Final Pr. ID: Paper #: 102

Previous studies show that phase contrast MRI (PC-MRI) can successfully measure fetal blood flow in late gestation singleton fetuses. To date there is a paucity of data quantifying fetal blood flow of twin or early gestational age pregnancies (~19 weeks). Twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) is a rare complication of monochorionic pregnancies that is believed to result from inequal flow distribution between fetuses. In this novel investigation, we utilized PC-MRI to investigate fetal aortic flow in early gestational age fetuses with TTTS or selective Intrauterine Growth Restriction (sIUGR). We compared flow distribution between the smaller and larger fetus in each twin pair. Read More

Authors:  Barhaghi Krystle , Schuchardt Eleanor , Schafer Michal , Meyers Mariana , Behrendt Nicholas , Barker Alex , Cuneo Bettina , Friesen Richard , Browne Lorna

Keywords:  Fetal MRI, Twins, Phase Contrast MRI

Ayyala Rama,  Maddocks Alexis,  Anupindi Sudha,  Victoria Teresa

Final Pr. ID: Poster #: SCI-041

Intraabdominal cystic lesions are relatively common prenatal diagnoses. Determining its etiology and diagnosis can be challenging on prenatal imaging. Fetal MR is a helpful imaging modality that can provide additional anatomic and physiologic information. The purpose of this study is to evaluate MR imaging findings of fetal intraabdominal cystic lesions with correlation with postnatal imaging and outcome. Read More

Authors:  Ayyala Rama , Maddocks Alexis , Anupindi Sudha , Victoria Teresa

Keywords:  Fetal, MRI, Cyst

Becker Richard,  Rubio Eva,  Bulas Dorothy,  Blask Anna,  Loomis Judyta,  Oetgen Matthew

Final Pr. ID: Poster #: EDU-014

Congenital anomalies causing lower extremity shortening can result from dysgenesis or agenesis of the bones of the thigh, leg or foot; they are generally a very uncommon occurrence, with an incidence on the order of one case per 1,000,000 to one case per 100,000 births. These conditions result in varying degrees of morbidity, ranging from gait dysfunction to complete lack of the ability to ambulate. The accurate characterization of such an anomaly may be challenging prenatally, but can have significant impact on prognosis and treatment planning.
We present a collection of cases depicting the spectrum of prenatally diagnosed anomalies of limb development, including proximal focal femoral deficiency, multiple cases of varying degrees of fibular and tibial hemimelia, amniotic band syndrome, benign uterine packing, neurofibromatosis, clubfoot anomaly and rocker bottom foot, all of which were evaluated on prenatal ultrasound and/or fetal MRI.
Accurate prenatal diagnosis is extremely important for prognosis, treatment planning and risk-stratification for associated congenital anomalies. The purpose of this poster will be to highlight the imaging features by both fetal MRI and prenatal US, discuss potential diagnostic pitfalls and review the clinical implications of this interesting spectrum of congenital disorders. We will describe a methodical approach to assessment of these patients. Our recommendations include: prenatal US to include a complete set of bilateral long bone and foot length measurements; lateral and footprint views of the fetal foot; views of both tibiae and fibulae bilaterally; views of the spine and upper extremities, a thorough search for other abnormalities; fetal MRI for complex cases or when US findings are limited; and a complete family and maternal history, including notation of family stature.
Examples of the classic appearance of these conditions will be presented. Several missed diagnoses and the lessons learned will also be discussed. Counseling points addressed by the orthopedic surgeon will be included. Outcome management will be reviewed.
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Authors:  Becker Richard , Rubio Eva , Bulas Dorothy , Blask Anna , Loomis Judyta , Oetgen Matthew

Keywords:  extremity, anomaly, fetal

Lewis Heidi,  Kucera Jennifer

Final Pr. ID: Poster #: CR-033

Atretic cephalocele is a rare type of neural tube defect that occurs in the parietal or occipital scalp. Most cases present postnatally with a scalp nodule which may also have associated skin and hair abnormalities. We will present a case of atretic cephalocele diagnosed with fetal MRI as well as two additional cases of postnatally diagnosed atretic cephalocele in different patients.

A 26 week gestational age male fetus was found to have ventriculomegaly on routine OB ultrasound and was referred to maternal fetal medicine. Further ultrasound imaging demonstrated features suspicious for a posterior fossa encephalocele. A fetal MRI was then performed which demonstrated imaging findings consistent with an atretic cephalocele.

The imaging findings associated with atretic cephalocele including embryologic positioning of the straight sinus, the “spinning top” appearance of the tentorial incisura, and the “cigar shaped” CSF tract in the interhemispheric fissure will be illustrated in the exhibit using both fetal and postnatal MRI. Although the exact embryological development of atretic cephaloceles is not completely understood, the proposed mechanisms will be discussed. A brief summary of the associated syndromes and clinical outcomes reported in the literature will be presented.

Atretic cephalocele is a rare condition that is usually diagnosed postnatally with several characteristic imaging findings. These same abnormalities can also be seen on fetal MRI which can lead to an earlier diagnosis and more appropriate family counseling.
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Authors:  Lewis Heidi , Kucera Jennifer

Keywords:  atretic cephalocele, Fetal MRI

Loomis Judyta,  Bulas Dorothy,  Rubio Eva,  Blask Anna

Final Pr. ID: Poster #: EDU-112

The purpose of this case series is to describe the variable prenatal presentation of lethal and nonlethal hypophosphatasia, obstetrical outcomes, and postnatal course of the nonlethal cases.

5 genetically proven cases of hypophosphatasia were evaluated in our fetal imaging center from 2009 to 2016 and initially imaged between 17 weeks and 34 weeks gestation. The prenatal imaging, prenatal testing, pregnancy outcome, and postnatal or autopsy imaging and genetic testing are reviewed in this case series.

All 5 cases were referred with a high suspicion of a skeletal dysplasia. Fetal sonography demonstrated a spectrum of bowing, shortening, and acute fractures of the long bones, variable involvement of the upper and lower extremities, and axial skeleton involvement.
Of the 5 cases, 3 were nonlethal. Postnatal imaging in these cases was concordant with the prenatal assessment of variable mild limb shortening and bowing and without involvement of the axial skeleton.
Case 4 was terminated at 20 weeks due to severe micromelia and irregular long bones with postmortem radiographs demonstrating shortening and fractures with severe demineralization of the skull.
Case 5, first evaluated at 29 weeks gestation demonstrated severe bowing and shortening of the long bones, a small chest circumference with beading of the ribs. Postnatal radiographs demonstrated spurs in the midshafts of the fibula and ulna with severely demineralized skull. The infant died in the immediate postnatal period.
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Authors:  Loomis Judyta , Bulas Dorothy , Rubio Eva , Blask Anna

Keywords:  dysplasia, Fetal, skeletal

Priego Gema,  Hurteau-miller Julie,  Fontalvo Lucia,  Miller Elka

Final Pr. ID: Poster #: EDU-062

Describe the anatomy and regional difference in brain maturation of various brain structures comparing 3 and 1.5 Tesla fetal MRI.

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Authors:  Priego Gema , Hurteau-miller Julie , Fontalvo Lucia , Miller Elka

Keywords:  Fetal MRI

Bhargava Ravi,  Anderson Scott,  Chari Radha

Final Pr. ID: Poster #: SCI-019

Fetal demise (FD) occurs in 1/1000 pregnancies after 20 weeks gestation. MRI is increasingly being used after ultrasound to assess fetal pathology. FD may occur in the interval between ultrasound and MRI, and various organ systems have been described as having changes on fetal MRI. Although ultrasound findings of FD have been well described, criteria for FD on MRI have not. Diffusion MRI evaluates Na+/K+ channel viability and can be used to evaluate tissue death. Flowing blood produces signal loss on MRI, and along with fetal heart activity results in MRI signal loss of the cardiac chambers. FD with no heart motion and increased signal within non-flowing blood in the heart should result in increased signal in the chambers relative to the myocardium. Either of these findings can be seen with different fetal pathology, but the combination of brain and cardiac changes may allow for a diagnosis of FD. We hypothesize that restricted brain diffusion in certain brain lobes along with increased signal within heart chambers is specific for FD. Read More

Authors:  Bhargava Ravi , Anderson Scott , Chari Radha

Keywords:  Fetal MRI, Brain, Cardiac

Lu Fang,  Anupindi Sudha,  Pollock Avrum,  Johnson Ann,  Adzick N,  Victoria Teresa

Final Pr. ID: Poster #: EDU-075

Duodenal atresia (DA) results from failure of recanalization of the solid core of the duodenum, usually diagnosed as the classic “double bubble”. It may come in solitary or associated with other congenital abnormalities. The aim of this educational exhibit is to describe and demonstrate common and uncommon presentations of prenatal DA and associated anomalies with emphasis on fetal MR findings. Read More

Authors:  Lu Fang , Anupindi Sudha , Pollock Avrum , Johnson Ann , Adzick N , Victoria Teresa

Keywords:  duodenal atresia, Fetal MR

Neelavalli Jaladhar,  Romero Roberto,  Hernandez-andrade Edgar,  Mody Swati,  Yadav Brijesh,  Kabrera Maria,  Jella Pavan,  Yeo Lami,  Haacke Ewart,  Hassan Sonia

Final Pr. ID: Poster #: SCI-051

Fetal intracranial volume is one of the most important parameters used in assessing normal fetal growth. Based on volumetric ultrasound (US), Virtual Organ Computer-Aided-anaLysis (VOCALTM) is a commonly used technique for such measurement. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) offers better soft tissue contrast for fetal brain imaging and is considered as one of the best tools for tissue volumetry, and as a standard for comparison. In this work we compare fetal intracranial volumes measured from MRI with those obtained from VOCALTM measurements in the same fetuses. Read More

Authors:  Neelavalli Jaladhar , Romero Roberto , Hernandez-andrade Edgar , Mody Swati , Yadav Brijesh , Kabrera Maria , Jella Pavan , Yeo Lami , Haacke Ewart , Hassan Sonia

Keywords:  correlation, volumetry, HASTE, VOCALTM, fetal growth

Royall Ivey,  Grekoski Vincent,  Hough Matthew,  Sensakovic William

Final Pr. ID: Poster #: SCI-005

To compare methods of estimating the fetal radiation dose delivered during computed tomography (CT) scanning. Further, to assess sources of variability in estimation methods. Read More

Authors:  Royall Ivey , Grekoski Vincent , Hough Matthew , Sensakovic William

Keywords:  Fetal, Radiation dose

Prodhomme Olivier,  Baud Catherine,  Saguintaah Magali,  Bolivar Perrin Julie,  David Stephanie,  Taleb Arrada Ikram,  Couture Alain

Final Pr. ID: Poster #: SCI-011

To present the technique and the images obtain by postmortem ultrasound in the particular setting of fetal death and discuss its abilities and limitations.
To compare the diagnostic yields of joint analysis of ultrasound and X-Ray compared to autopsy in the setting of fetal death.
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Authors:  Prodhomme Olivier , Baud Catherine , Saguintaah Magali , Bolivar Perrin Julie , David Stephanie , Taleb Arrada Ikram , Couture Alain

Keywords:  Ultrasonography, Postmortem, Fetus, Fetal death, Postmortem Imaging

Farkas Amy,  Roda Manohar

Final Pr. ID: Poster #: EDU-015

As an inexpensive modality that does not require ionizing radiation, ultrasound is the preferred method for screening for fetal anomalies. When an abnormality is detected on ultrasound, the limitations of the modality often elicit further evaluation with MRI, as MRI can provide more detail and information to the radiologist and clinician. Chest and cardiac pathologies are among the most common findings on prenatal ultrasound and often warrant additional imaging. Consequently, an understanding of these findings and how they appear on different modalities is essential to the pediatric imager.
This electronic exhibit features fetal ultrasound and MRI of mediastinal lymphangioma, type I-III congenital pulmonary airway malformations, intralobar, extralobar, and subdiaphragmatic sequestrations, left and right sided congenital diaphragmatic hernias, hypoplastic left heart, heterotaxy, AV canal defect, and rhabdomyoma. In addition to reviewing the correlation of findings on ultrasound and MRI, prognosis as well as conditions and syndromes commonly associated with these chest and cardiac anomalies will be examined.
The goal of this exhibit is to provide an overview of common fetal cardiopulmonary abnormalities on different, complementary imaging modalities. Familiarity with these conditions is necessary for the radiologist to provide critical information to clinicians to allow prompt intervention in the postnatal period. These findings can additionally serve as an indication to the radiologist to search for associated findings, allowing prognostication and appropriate counseling of parents.
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Authors:  Farkas Amy , Roda Manohar

Keywords:  Cardiopulmonary, Fetal MRI

Vidal Lorenna,  Guimaraes Carolina

Final Pr. ID: Poster #: EDU-040

Cerebral aqueductal stenosis remains the most common cause of congenital and acquired obstructive hydrocephalus. The objective of this educational exhibit is to interactively illustrate the imaging findings associated with aqueductal stenosis on Fetal and postnatal MRI. Causes of aqueductal stenosis and imaging protocol optimization will also be discussed.
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Authors:  Vidal Lorenna , Guimaraes Carolina

Keywords:  Aqueductal stenosis, hydrocephalus, fetal MRI

Valdez Quintana Melissa,  Caro Dominguez Pablo,  Grynspan David,  Hurteau-miller Julie,  Davila Jorge,  Moretti Felipe,  Miller Elka

Final Pr. ID: Poster #: SCI-040

Diffusion weighted images (DWI) have the potential to provide valuable information on the diffusion and perfusion properties of the human placenta and therefore has the capability for detection of early developmental fetal anomalies. The purpose of this study was to determine if DWI of the placenta demonstrates differences between fetuses with and without central nervous system (CNS) abnormalities. Read More

Authors:  Valdez Quintana Melissa , Caro Dominguez Pablo , Grynspan David , Hurteau-miller Julie , Davila Jorge , Moretti Felipe , Miller Elka

Keywords:  Placenta, Fetal, DWI, ADC, CNS Abnormalities

Buckland Christopher,  Potts James,  Mawson John,  Culham James

Final Pr. ID: Poster #: EDU-001

Abstract: The Ductus Arteriosus (DA) plays an important role during fetal circulation. Failure to close at birth is a common event. In this poster we demonstrate the many other roles of the DA in cardiovascular and pulmonary disease. These lesions may impact the systemic circulation, the pulmonary circulation, or the airway and include coarctation, ductus-dependent pulmonary artery, and vascular rings. Read More

Authors:  Buckland Christopher , Potts James , Mawson John , Culham James

Keywords:  Ductus arteriosus, Fetal circulation, Medical imaging

Davis James

Final Pr. ID: Poster #: EDU-104

Stillbirth is a sad complication of pregnancy. Establishing the cause of death in intrauterine fetal demise (IUFD) is important to bring psychological closure to the family and crucial for reproductive counseling. The gold standard to establish the cause of IUFD is perinatal autopsy. However, perinatal autopsy rates are falling worldwide, largely attributed to patients and physicians discomfort with death and discussion of postmortem examinations as well as social and religious reasons. There is a lack of experience with minimally invasive perinatal autopsy in the United States and even more limited publications in the subject. Our main goal was to investigate the added value of postmortem MRI to conventional autopsy in the clinical setting. Our program has had successes and failures, of which learning opportunities exist for other institutions that desire to implement similar programs. This paper will discuss the timeline of our progress and share examples of potential roadblocks and keys to success in implementing such a program. Read More

Authors:  Davis James

Keywords:  Postmortem, MRI, Fetal

Michishita Yukiko,  Miyazaki Osamu,  Imai Ayako,  Okamato Reiko,  Tsutsumi Yoshiyuki,  Miyasaka Mikiko,  Sago Haruhiko,  Kanamori Yutaka,  Nosaka Shunsuke

Final Pr. ID: Poster #: SCI-004

Esophageal atresia (EA) is a relatively rare congenital anomaly. Esophageal pouch (EP) is the only direct sign of EA on fetal MRI, but is not always seen. Distended hypopharynx (DHP) has been reported as a useful prenatal sign of EA, but as EP and DHP are both subjective assessments, the prenatal diagnosis of EA is challenging. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether quantitative measurement of distended pharynx is useful in the diagnosis of EA. Read More

Authors:  Michishita Yukiko , Miyazaki Osamu , Imai Ayako , Okamato Reiko , Tsutsumi Yoshiyuki , Miyasaka Mikiko , Sago Haruhiko , Kanamori Yutaka , Nosaka Shunsuke

Keywords:  Esophageal Atresia, fetal MRI, Quantitative

Teixeira Sara,  Alves Cesar Augusto,  Martin-saavedra Juan,  Goncalves Fabricio,  Zarnow Deborah,  Feygin Tamara,  Andronikou Savvas

Final Pr. ID: Paper #: 105

Postmortem imaging is increasingly used following stillbirths and neonatal death. Estimating time of death has legal, biological, and ethical implications. This study aims to investigate feasibility of prenatal MRI in estimating time of death in intra-uterine fetal demise (IUFD). Read More

Authors:  Teixeira Sara , Alves Cesar Augusto , Martin-saavedra Juan , Goncalves Fabricio , Zarnow Deborah , Feygin Tamara , Andronikou Savvas

Keywords:  Fetal MRI, Brain, Autopsy

Bardo Dianna,  Lindblade Christopher,  Wishah Fidaa,  Cornejo Patricia,  Patel Mittun,  Ellsworth Erik,  Awerbach Jordan,  Goncalves Luis

Final Pr. ID: Poster #: EDU-006

The purpose of this educational exhibit is to show FCMR images of congenital heart disease (CHD) and anatomical findings associated with CHD. We will describe currently available FCMR image acquisition techniques and use a case-based approach to show a variety of CHD diagnosis with teaching points to highlight the added value of FCMR in diagnosis and prognosis. Read More

Authors:  Bardo Dianna , Lindblade Christopher , Wishah Fidaa , Cornejo Patricia , Patel Mittun , Ellsworth Erik , Awerbach Jordan , Goncalves Luis

Keywords:  Fetal cardiac MRI, congenital heart disease

Goncalves Luis,  Lindblade Christopher,  Cornejo Patricia,  Patel Mittun,  Wishah Fidaa,  Bardo Dianna

Final Pr. ID: Paper #: 107

The purpose of this study is to report visualization rates for standard cardiac axial views by FCMR using a prospective ECG pseudogating method and compare visualization rates for acquisitions performed in 1.5 and 3T. Secondary aims include a comparison of image quality between 2 observers and between 1.5 and 3T. Specific absorption rates (SAR) are also compared. Read More

Authors:  Goncalves Luis , Lindblade Christopher , Cornejo Patricia , Patel Mittun , Wishah Fidaa , Bardo Dianna

Keywords:  fetal cardiac MRI, 3T, image quality

Smith (garcia) Jacquelyn,  Meyers Mariana,  Mirsky David

Final Pr. ID: Poster #: EDU-028

Central nervous system (CNS) infections acquired in-utero are a significant cause of fetal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. Early detection is crucial for timely therapy, prognostication, and peripartum planning. Fetal imaging plays an important role in diagnosing CNS infection and determining the extent of involvement. It has been of particular diagnostic importance with the current outbreak of Zika virus, a neurotropic virus that can result in severe CNS anomalies. An imaging review of commonly encountered congenital infections, including Zika virus, will be presented, with an emphasis on fetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Read More

Authors:  Smith (garcia) Jacquelyn , Meyers Mariana , Mirsky David

Keywords:  Fetal MRI, CNS Infection, Zika Virus

Marin Concha Julio,  Qu Feifei,  Hernandez Andrade Edgar,  Jella Pavan,  Mody Swati,  Subramanian Karthikeyan,  Ghassaban Kiarash,  Romero Roberto,  Haacke E.

Final Pr. ID: Poster #: SCI-006

Magnetic Resonance Imaging is a powerful tool for the detection of ferromagnetic components. This property can be used for the early detection of pathologic conditions related to liver iron overload. Neonatal hemochromatosis and hemosiderosis are conditions associated with severe liver disease. Infections like parvovirus and cytomegalovirus, metabolic conditions and gestational allo-immune liver disease can produce neonatal hemochromatosis phenotype.
Fetal iron overload can be detected early by using T2* multi-echo gradient sequence.
There are only few studies reporting standard T2* values of the fetal liver at 1.5 T.
The aim of this study is to evaluated the standard T2* values of the fetal liver using prenatal MRI with 3.0 T.
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Authors:  Marin Concha Julio , Qu Feifei , Hernandez Andrade Edgar , Jella Pavan , Mody Swati , Subramanian Karthikeyan , Ghassaban Kiarash , Romero Roberto , Haacke E.

Keywords:  Fetal MRI, T2* mapping, Neonatal hemochromatosis

Aboughalia Hassan,  Dighe Manjiri

Final Pr. ID: Poster #: EDU-010

Fetal lung maturity is a key factor determining perinatal morbidity and mortality. Clinicians can perform amniocentesis and evaluate the amniotic fluid for certain surfactant byproducts such as lethicin, sphingomyelin, and phosphatidylglycerol to assess lung maturity. However, amniocentesis is invasive, and its results can be prone to errors. Imaging can offer a reliable non-invasive alternative that can be used for prognostication as well as suggestion of further follow up. Ultrasound is the imaging modality of choice to assess fetal development. It is readily available on widespread scale to assess for various abnormalities that can occur during pregnancy. Parameters used to assess fetal lung maturity on ultrasound include lung to head ratio as well as the observed/expected lung to head ratio. However, ultrasound parameters can be subjective, have inter- and intra-observer variability and depend highly on the imaging technique and quality. The advent of ultrafast MRI sequences expanded its use in fetal imaging offering an alternative to ultrasound. It is generally used as a problem-solving tool due its excellent soft tissue resolution. Two parameters are gaining acceptance as means to assess fetal lung development on MRI: lung volume measurements and lung/liver signal intensity ratio. Our exhibit aims at familiarizing pediatric radiologists with parameters used to assess lung development on both ultrasound and MRI. Read More

Authors:  Aboughalia Hassan , Dighe Manjiri

Keywords:  Lung maturity, Fetal Imaging

Pfeifer Cory,  Patel Mittun,  Bardo Dianna,  Cornejo Patricia

Final Pr. ID: Poster #: EDU-071

The objective of this exhibit is to illustrate common fetal central nervous system (CNS) abnormalities using high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging at 3.0 Tesla. Read More

Authors:  Pfeifer Cory , Patel Mittun , Bardo Dianna , Cornejo Patricia

Keywords:  fetal, central nervous system

Al-khori Noor,  Mann Gurdeep,  Howe Abigail,  Hussein Farhia,  Tenho Sari,  Robinson Ashley

Final Pr. ID: Paper #: 101

T1-weighted imaging is a routine sequence in fetal MR imaging, which allows vicarious imaging of the fetal colon due to the short T1 signal characteristics of meconium. The purpose of this study was to compare image quality and acquisition time of a T1-mDixon sequence relative to a standard fast T1 gradient echo sequence, and to determine whether bowel pathology (such as colon hernaition in congenitial diaphragmatic hernia) can be more quickly and clearly delineated with T1-mDIXON. Read More

Authors:  Al-khori Noor , Mann Gurdeep , Howe Abigail , Hussein Farhia , Tenho Sari , Robinson Ashley

Keywords:  mDIXON, Colon, fetal

Machnitz Judit,  Kazmi Faaiza,  Mallon Mea,  Poletto Erica,  Malik Archana,  Urbine Jaqueline

Final Pr. ID: Poster #: EDU-099

Fetal MR imaging plays a continuously increasing role as an adjunct to routine prenatal ultrasound examinations in confirming and clarifying prenatal abnormalities, usually at an earlier gestational age. It also has a critical role in parental counseling, prenatal and postnatal surgical planning, and delivery method. Our pictorial review demonstrates a variety of common and less typical congenital pathology. Read More

Authors:  Machnitz Judit , Kazmi Faaiza , Mallon Mea , Poletto Erica , Malik Archana , Urbine Jaqueline

Keywords:  Fetal MRI, Postnatal correlation

Snyder Elizabeth,  Baschat Ahmet,  Huisman Thierry,  Tekes-brady Aylin

Final Pr. ID: Poster #: EDU-076

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an increasingly utilized tool for evaluating congenital anomalies of the fetus. While the utility of fetal MRI has most thoroughly been described for assessment of the fetal central nervous system, it is progressively used for imaging anomalies of the chest, abdomen and pelvis. Because of the high inherent tissue contrast and its varied sequences, MRI can provide valuable information about the fetus and has been shown to assist parental counseling as well as prenatal and postnatal management. MRI protocols should be tailored to the specific clinical question at hand, which requires effective integration of pediatric radiologists within the fetal therapy team. The purpose of this educational exhibit is to highlight the role of fetal MRI in evaluating various congenital anomalies of the fetal chest, abdomen and pelvis, and discuss how fetal MRI findings may influence prenatal counseling and management. Read More

Authors:  Snyder Elizabeth , Baschat Ahmet , Huisman Thierry , Tekes-brady Aylin

Keywords:  fetal MRI, fetal management

Wise Rachel,  Belchos Jessica,  Gray Brian,  Timsina Lava,  Brown Brandon

Final Pr. ID: Poster #: SCI-011

Frequently diagnosed on prenatal imaging, including fetal MRI, omphalocele has highly variable morbidity and mortality. Few prenatal prognostic indicators have been previously identified. We propose that features found on fetal MRI can predict morbidity and mortality in patients diagnosed with omphalocele. Read More

Authors:  Wise Rachel , Belchos Jessica , Gray Brian , Timsina Lava , Brown Brandon

Keywords:  Omphalocele, Fetal MRI, Prognostication