Postmortem MR Imaging in the Fetal and Neonatal Period

Maarten H. Lequin, Thierry A G M Huisman

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Postmortem imaging has become an increasingly important part in the examination of deceased fetuses and neonates. This article discusses how to perform magnetic resonance (MR) imaging autopsy, including such technical determinators as field strength, and factors influencing image quality. Also included is a discussion on the indications for MR autopsy, including stillborns and terminations of pregnancy, and natural and unexplained death.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)129-143
Number of pages15
JournalMagnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2012


  • Autopsy
  • MR Imaging
  • Neonates
  • Postmortem

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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