Current state of perinatal postmortem magnetic resonance imaging: European Society of Paediatric Radiology questionnaire-based survey and recommendations

Elspeth Whitby, Amaka C. Offiah, Susan C. Shelmerdine, Rick R. van Rijn, Michael Aertsen, Willemijn M. Klein, David Perry, Stacy K. Goergen, Christian Abel, Ajay Taranath, Dominic Gascho, Elka Miller, Owen J. Arthurs

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Background: Postmortem magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in perinatal and childhood deaths is increasingly used as a noninvasive adjunct or alternative to autopsy. Imaging protocols vary between centres and consensus guidelines do not exist. Objective: Our aim was to develop practical, standardised recommendations for perinatal postmortem MRI. Materials and methods: Recommendations were based on the results of two surveys regarding local postmortem MRI practices sent electronically to all 14 members of the European Society of Paediatric Radiology (ESPR) Postmortem Imaging Task Force and 17 members of the International Society of Forensic Radiology and Imaging Task Force (25 different centres). Results: Overall, 11/14 (78.6%) respondents from different institutions perform postmortem MRI. All of these centres perform postmortem MRI for perinatal and neonatal deaths, but only 6/11 (54.5%) perform imaging in older children. Conclusion: We propose a clinical standard for postmortem MRI sequences plus optional sequences for neuroimaging and cardiac anatomy depending on available scanning time and referral indications.

Originele taal-2Engels
Pagina's (van-tot)792-799
Aantal pagina's8
TijdschriftPediatric Radiology
Volume51
Nummer van het tijdschrift5
DOI's
StatusGepubliceerd - mei 2021
Extern gepubliceerdJa

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