What is a Fetal MRI?
MRI, or Magnetic Resonance Imaging, is a noninvasive test that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to generate detailed images of joints, soft tissues and bone. A Fetal MRI is a type of MRI performed during pregnancy to evaluate your fetus for possible abnormalities. Fetal MRI examinations are usually requested by your Obstetrician after an Ultrasound. While a traditional MRI typically requires the patient to keep still during imaging, a Fetal MRI helps accommodate for the unpredictable movements of a fetus. At Fairfax Radiology, the Fetal MRIs are reviewed by both Neuro and Pediatric Radiologists.