Atlas of Fetal and Postnatal Brain MR by Paul D. Griffiths FRCR PhD, Janet Morris MSc,

By Paul D. Griffiths FRCR PhD, Janet Morris MSc, Jeanne-Claudie Larroche MD, Michael Reeves FRCR

The Atlas of Fetal and Neonatal mind MR is a superb atlas that fills the distance in insurance on general mind improvement. Dr. Paul Griffiths and his crew current a hugely visible method of the neonatal and fetal classes of progress. With over 800 photographs, you will have a number of perspectives of standard presentation in utero, autopsy, and extra. even if you are a new resident or a professional practitioner, this can be a useful advisor to the hot and elevated use of MRI in comparing general and irregular fetal and neonatal mind development.

  • Covers either fetal and neonatal classes to function the main complete atlas at the topic.
  • Features over 800 photos for a concentrated visible method of utilising the most recent imaging options in comparing common mind development.
  • Presents a number of photograph perspectives of standard presentation to incorporate in utero and autopsy pictures (from coronal, axial, and sagittal planes), gross pathology, and line drawings for every gestation.

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Eur J Radiol 57:187–198, 2006. imaging studies. 4 have made significant inroads into the subject. Many of the details described here are seen well on pmMR images, particularly on the coronal sections of 19- to 20-week and 22- to 23-week fetuses. Rados et al. used a different nomenclature system for the transient layers in the wall of the cerebral hemispheres of the second- and third-trimester fetus than did Bayer and Altman, what might be considered a more “classic” system. They studied fetuses from all three trimesters, and their overall view of the development of the cerebral cortex is summarized in Table 2-1.

The frontal lobes continue to develop tertiary gyri postnatally, and this is accompanied by persistence of the subplate zone in those regions. Rados et al. used their extensive experience in fetal histology to explain the signal characteristics of the transient fetal layers on MR imaging. It should be appreciated that major differences exist between their methods of pmMR and those we present in this atlas. They performed pmMR on brains that had been fixed with aldehyde after removal from the body, whereas we used pmMR on unfixed tissue with the fetal brain still in situ.

They studied fetuses from all three trimesters, and their overall view of the development of the cerebral cortex is summarized in Table 2-1. 37 Rados et al. describe the early fetal brain (10–13 weeks postovulatory weeks, therefore approximately 12–15 weeks post last menstrual period) as having the standard three-layer structure, namely, cortical plate, intermediate zone, and ventricular zone. By the midfetal period (which they defined as 15–22 weeks postovulatory weeks, approximately 17–24 weeks post last menstrual period) the transient zones have developed, and the authors describe seven layers demonstrable on histologic studies.

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