标题：Measurements using 7.0 T post-mortem magnetic resonance imaging of the scalar dimensions of the fetal brain between 12 and 20 weeks gestational age.
作者：Lin X;Zhang Z;Teng G;Meng H;Yu T;Hou Z;Fang F;Zang F;Liu S
作者机构：[Lin, X] Research Center for Sectional and Imaging Anatomy, Shandong University School of Medicine, 250012 Jinan, Shandong, China, Department of MR, S 更多
通讯作者地址：[Liu, SW]Shandong Univ, Sch Med, Res Ctr Sect & Imaging Anat, 44 Wen Hua Xi Rd, Jinan 250012, Shandong, Peoples R China.
来源：International journal of developmental neuroscience: the official journal of the International Society for Developmental Neuroscience
关键词：Fetal brain; Biometry; 7.0T MRI; Post-mortem; Development
摘要：In this study, scalar values for the fetal brain from 12 to 20 weeks gestational age were obtained. Fifty-two fetal specimens of 12-20 weeks gestational age with an anatomically normal and developmentally appropriate central nervous system (CNS) were scanned using a 7.0 T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner. The linear biometric measurements of the brain were then determined. All the measurements (except for the interhemispheric distance) were found to increase linearly with gestational age, although each increased at a different growth rates. The 95% confidence interval for each value was obtained. These data may be considered to be a valuable reference for the assessment of normal fetal brain development in clinical settings and as a supplement to post-mortem MRI or anatomical investigations.