The developing role of fetal magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of congenital cardiac anomalies: A systematic review.

Ann Pediatr Cardiol 2011 Jul;4(2):172-6

Department of Pediatrics, Chicago Medical School, 3333 North Green Bay Road, North Chicago, IL.

Advances in the fetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) over the last few years have resulted in the exploring the use of fetal MRI to detect congenital cardiac anomalies. Early detection of congenital cardiac anomalies can help more appropriately manage the infant's delivery and neonatal management. MRI offers anatomical and functional studies and is a safe adjunct that can help more fully understand a fetus' cardiac anatomy. It is important for the obstetricians and pediatric cardiologists to be aware of the recent advancements in fetal MRI and it`s potential utility in diagnosing congenital cardiac anomalies.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0974-2069.84665DOI Listing
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July 2011
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