Magnetic resonance imaging of the fetal musculoskeletal system

Nancy A. Chauvin, Teresa Victoria, Asef Khwaja, Hisham Dahmoush, Diego Jaramillo

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Diagnosing musculoskeletal pathology requires understanding of the normal embryological development. Intrinsic errors of skeletal development are individually rare but are of paramount clinical importance because anomalies can greatly impact patients’ lives. An accurate assessment of the fetal musculoskeletal system must be performed to provide optimal genetic counseling as well as to drive therapeutic management. This manuscript reviews the embryology of skeletal development and the appearance of the maturing musculoskeletal system on fetal MRI. In addition, it presents a comprehensive review of musculoskeletal fetal pathology along with postnatal imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2009-2027
Number of pages19
JournalPediatric Radiology
Issue number13
StatePublished - Dec 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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