Measurements of the normal fetal brain at gestation weeks 17 to 23: a MRI study
2011 (English)In: Neuroradiology, ISSN 0028-3940, E-ISSN 1432-1920, Vol. 53, no 1, 43-48 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
INTRODUCTION: To obtain measurements of the normal fetal brain before 24 weeks of gestation (GW), a deadline for medical decisions on fetal viability in a large number of countries. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 70 normal MR examinations of fetuses aged GW 17 to 23. The fronto-occipital diameter, the cerebral bi-parietal diameter, the transverse cerebellar diameter, the vermian height, and antero-posterior diameter were measured. RESULTS: The median, maximum, and minimum values for each parameter were displayed for each individual GW. CONCLUSION: The recorded data might contribute to a better assessment of fetal health by providing normal boundaries for the brain growth.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 53, no 1, 43-48 p.
Biometry, Brain, Fetal, MRI, Normal development
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-132616DOI: 10.1007/s00234-010-0772-8ISI: 000285878200008PubMedID: 20878397OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-132616DiVA: diva2:358539