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Abstract #2531

Development of fetal MRI in a tertiary referral center: how it impacts prenatal diagnosis and alters clinical outcome

Jonan Chun Yin Lee1, Renata Kiri Mak1, and Janice Wong Li Yu1
1Radiology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Fetal MRI is a useful investigation to visualize congenital anomalies and allow for appropriate counselling and timely intervention. Since early 2017, our hospital has begun to perform fetal MRI from obstetric referrals. 18 pregnant patients underwent fetal MRI for suspected fetal anomalies. The neurological system was the most common region of concern during fetal MRI (67%). When compared to antenatal ultrasonography, fetal MRI provided significant additional and/or change in diagnostic information in 44% of patients , and results in change in postnatal outcome and/or facilitation of postnatal management in 44% of patients, including termination of pregnancy and prompt surgical intervention.

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