What is MRI Foetal?
MRI foetal creates picture of the baby in the womb of pregnant mother and its surrounding soft tissues. The images captured during the MRI scan can be stored on an electronic device which is further printed on a film. The MRI scan is radiationless test which uses strong magnetic and radio waves to create detailed and clear 3D multiple images. The whole MRI scan procedure takes about 40-60 minutes.
Why is MRI Foetal done?
- To diagnose extent of obesity in pregnant mother, oligohydramnios (deficiency of amniotic fluid) and advanced gestational age.
- To detect foetal lung volumes (in congenital diaphragmatic hernia)
- To find out the neurologic ischemia (insicient blood flow to the brain for normal metabolic state)
- To keep an eye on the development of the baby inside the womb
- To analyze foetal brain, abdomen, bones, chest which is not covered under ultrasound