The use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in pelvimetry

  • M. Kühnert
  • A. Kühnert
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The advantages of MRI concerning pelvimetry are described. The use of MRI in pelvimetry allows for the first time the influence of soft tissue to be examined in this connection. This is a very important new aspect concerning obstetrical mechanism, because MRI has a higher resolution, especially for soft tissue, than other conventional radiologic media and up to now has no known side effects which could induce a fetomaternal disease.

Using MRI means avoiding diagnostic X-ray exposure for the mother, the unborn baby, and the medical staff. MRI pelvimetry is possible in three planes: coronal, axial (para-axial), and sagittal.

For pelvimetry it suffices to use T1-weighted measurement, i.e., quite short measuring times accompanied by optimal diagnostic information.


Magnetic Resonance Image Bony Structure Fetal Head Short Measuring Time Biparietal Diameter 
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