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Fetal MRI-How to obtain True orthogonal planes

Optimization of acquisition time for MRI of fetal head: the eyes have it.
Hosseinzadeh K, Owens E
Diagnostic Imaging, University of Maryland School of Medicine, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD 21201.
OBJECTIVE: This article describes a technique to minimize MRI time and obtain true orthogonal T2-weighted projections of the fetal head. The technique takes advantage of the symmetry of fetal orbits to establish a line of reference through the orbits to obtain true sagittal, coronal, and axial projections of the intracranial anatomy.
CONCLUSION: This technique results in a 50% reduction in imaging time and thus decreases fetal exposure to the electromagnetic field.

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AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2005 Oct;185(4):1060-2.
Fetal MRI-How to obtain True orthogonal planes Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Monday, October 31, 2005 Rating: 5

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