Infant Journal
for neonatal and paediatric healthcare professionals

Fetal magnetic resonance imaging: a valuable diagnostic tool

Advances in MR technology have facilitated MR imaging of the fetus. While MR will not replace antenatal ultrasound, it is proving to be a useful adjunct in antenatal imaging. This article provides an overview of the advantages of fetal MRI compared with ultrasound, the technique used and safety issues. The article outlines the main indications for fetal MRI, based on a recent review of clinical experience at Children’s University Hospital, Temple Street, Dublin, over the last five years.

Ian Robinson