developing Human Connectome Project seeks to map connectivity in the human
brain based on structural, functional and diffusion MRI data acquired from over
1000 subjects (neonatal and fetal). A dedicated acquisition protocol has
been developed to efficiently image fetal brain in utero. We describe here the methods and parameters being used
alongside initial pre-processing steps. The acquisition protocol has been tuned
to complement the neonatal data already collected while adapting to the
difficult challenges of imaging the fetal brain in utero. It has been
deployed to image over 145 fetuses to date with a success rate of ~90%.