MR assessment of normal fetal lung volumes: A literature review

Swati Deshmukh*, Erika Rubesova, Richard Barth

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. Fetal lung volume can be assessed from MR images by planimetric measurement and comparison with normal values. We review 10 MRI articles that report normal fetal lung volumes based on gestational age to assess reproducibility and application of data. CONCLUSION. The articles were analyzed for differences in methodology and disparities in reported normal lung volumes by gestational age. Overall, there is substantial variability among studies regarding reported normal fetal lung volumes as measured on MRI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume194
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2010

Keywords

  • Fetal lung volume
  • MRI
  • Normative values
  • Pulmonary hypoplasia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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