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Accuracy of Multimodality Fetal Imaging (US, MRI, and CT) for Congenital Musculoskeletal Anomalies

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Mohan V. Belthur, M.D., Luis F. Goncalves, M.D,

Background: Ultrasonography (US) is the first-line diagnostic tool used to assess fetal musculoskeletal (MSK) anomalies. Associated anomalies in other organ systems may benefit from evaluation via Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). In this study, we compared the diagnostic accuracy of US and MRI to diagnose fetal MSK (primary objective) and non-MSK anomalies (secondary objective). We describe additional findings by low-dose computerized tomography (CT) in two cases incompletely characterized via US and MRI. Materials and Methods: This was an IRB-approved retrospective study of consecutive patients with suspected fetal MSK anomalies examined between December 2015 and June 2020.

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