Fetal Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
A fetal MRI is advanced form of fetal diagnostic testing often used to pinpoint brain, neck, chest, abdominal, or orthopedic problems. Like other forms of fetal diagnostic testing performed at Nemours, a fetal MRI is a safe and painless test performed using a large doughnut-shaped scanner with a tunnel in the center, which utilizes a magnetic field and radio waves to produce detailed pictures of your baby’s organs and internal structures. Generally speaking, your head won't be in the scanner.
Unlike a CAT scan, a fetal MRI doesn’t require radiation. And we keep both you and your baby safe by using no injections, contrast, or sedatives. A registered nurse (RN) will also be there to monitor you during the whole procedure.