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Fetal MRI of lung hypoplasia: imaging findings

      Abstract

      Fetal magnetic resonance imaging has become a useful noninvasive modality to examine the human fetus in case of suspicious sonography. Normally, central nervous system structures of the fetus in utero indicate the need for further evaluation. Fast T2-weighted sequences are used, which minimize artifacts and allow high contrast between different structures. Cases in which a diaphragmatic hernia was diagnosed via ultrasound will be shown in the magnetic resonance images of the fetuses in this study.

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