When is this exam indicated?
Fetal MRI is carried out in case of prenatal diagnosis of open spina bifida.
How is it performed?
The pregnant lady enters the MR machine which is a large metal tube. The exam lasts about 20 minutes, the mother needs to stay still and the images quality alco increases if the fetus does not move. Therefore, generally we ask to the pregnant lady to fast for about 3 hours prior to the exam.
- Cardiac pace-maker;
- Metal protesis;