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Fetal MRI of suspected Chiari malformation

Case Study
MRI NetForum Team Philips Healthcare • Netherlands

Case description

This clinical case study shows images of a fetal MRI exam scanned for suspected Chiari malformation. The case shows a fetus of more than 30 gestational weeks.
Courtesy of CHRU Roger Salengro, Lille, France.

MR examination

The exam was performed on Ingenia 3.0T at release 4.1.3.
The dS Torso coil solution was used, consisting of the Anterior and Posterior coil.
The patient was in supine, feet first patient position.

Snapshot TSE was used to freeze the motion of the fetus as much as possible.

Images

T2W TE 70 Scan time 0:43 sec. <br>
FOV 400 x 400 x 100 mm <br>
TR 1720 m,s TE 70 ms <br>
Voxel size 1.35 x 1.63 x 4 mmT1_TFE Scan time 2:49 min. <br>
FOV 320 x 320 x 59 mm <br>
TR 10 ms, TE 4.6 ms <br>
Voxel size 1.51 x 1.89 x 3 mm
T2W TE 70
T1_TFE
Scan time 0:43 sec.
FOV 400 x 400 x 100 mm
TR 1720 m,s TE 70 ms
Voxel size 1.35 x 1.63 x 4 mm
Scan time 2:49 min.
FOV 320 x 320 x 59 mm
TR 10 ms, TE 4.6 ms
Voxel size 1.51 x 1.89 x 3 mm
T1_TFE Scan time 2:49 min <br>
FOV 320 x 320 x 59 mm <br>
TR 10 ms, TE 4.6 ms <br>
Voxel size 1.51 x 1.89 x 3 mmT2 TE 70 Scan time 0:43 sec <br>
FOV 400 x 400 x 100 mm <br>
TR 1720 ms, TE 70 ms <br>
Voxel size 1.35 x 1.63 x 4 mm <br>
T1_TFE
T2 TE 70
Scan time 2:49 min
FOV 320 x 320 x 59 mm
TR 10 ms, TE 4.6 ms
Voxel size 1.51 x 1.89 x 3 mm
Scan time 0:43 sec
FOV 400 x 400 x 100 mm
TR 1720 ms, TE 70 ms
Voxel size 1.35 x 1.63 x 4 mm
T1_TFE Scan time 2:49 min. <br>
FOV 320 x 320 x 59 mm <br>
TR 10 ms, TE 4.6 ms <br>
Voxel size 1.51 x 1.89 x 3 mm <br>T2 TE 70 Scan time 0:43 sec. <br>
FOV 400 x 400 x 100 mm <br>
TR 1720 ms, TE 70 ms <br>
Voxel size 1.35 x 1.63 x 4 mm
T1_TFE
T2 TE 70
Scan time 2:49 min.
FOV 320 x 320 x 59 mm
TR 10 ms, TE 4.6 ms
Voxel size 1.51 x 1.89 x 3 mm
Scan time 0:43 sec.
FOV 400 x 400 x 100 mm
TR 1720 ms, TE 70 ms
Voxel size 1.35 x 1.63 x 4 mm

Findings

The sagittal images demonstrate herniation of the cerebellar tonsils, as well as lumbar myelomeningocele and hydrocephalus.


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Case Study
Ingenia 3.0T
Release 4
Body, dS Torso coil solution, dStream, Fetal, Neuro, Pediatric
 

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