Three-dimensional Virtual Sonographic and Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Obstetrics
Pp. 227-238 (12)
Heron Werner Junior, Lopes Dos Santos and Edward Araujo Junior
Advances in image-scanning technology have led to vast improvements in
fetal evaluation. Ultrasound is the primary method of fetal assessment because it is
patient-friendly, useful, cost effective, and considered to be safe. Three-dimensional
(3D) ultrasound can be used as an important tool for diagnostic and prognostic
evaluation. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is generally used when ultrasound
cannot provide sufficiently high-quality images. It offers high-resolution fetal images
with excellent contrast that allow the visualization of internal tissues. 3D MRI can be an
important tool in the reconstruction of virtual and physical fetal models.
Fetus, Fetoscopy, Magnetic resonance imaging, Physical models,
Ultrasound, Virtual bronchoscopy, Virtual models.
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