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Free Content Sulcation and Gyration Patterns of the Fetal Brain Mapped by Surface Models Constructed from 3D MR Image Datasets

This article was designed to help radiologists understand the development of the fetal brain in the second and third trimesters, and, hence, to assist in the interpretation of in utero fetal MR studies. This was accomplished by describing sulcation and gyration patterns in the normal fetal brain as seen on 3-dimensional in utero MR studies, alongside whole-brain pathology specimens between 19 and 32 weeks of gestation.

Learning Objective: Recognize and describe the changes in the appearance of the surface of the fetal brain between 19 and 32 gestational weeks.

Keywords: USS = ultrasound scan; gw = weeks of gestation; iuMRI = in utero MR imaging; ssFSE = single-shot FSE

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 2018

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