MRI of the Fetus - RAD11

MRI of the Fetus

by Jennifer L. Gibson, PharmD
(4.6 / 485 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Radiologic Technology (1.00 CE Credit)

Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00


The obstetrical applications of magnetic resonance imaging have increased in recent years owing to advances in safety and technology. MRI is now available for the evaluation of a fetus after the detection or suspicion of abnormalities by another imaging method. Early prenatal diagnosis of fetal abnormalities or malformations influences parental counseling, pregnancy management, and neonatal treatment. MRI during pregnancy is safe for the mother and fetus, and it offers many advantages over other imaging methods. Although ultrasound remains the primary imaging tool for prenatal evaluations, MRI is an important complementary tool for the assessment of many organ systems because it can confirm suspected anomalies or detect abnormalities not visualized by ultrasound. MRI can also differentiate between isolated anomalies and those that exist as part of a more complex syndrome.


The goal of this continuing education module is to provide radiologic technologists with an overview of MRI techniques used to evaluate normal growth and development and be used to diagnose fetal abnormalities. After studying the material presented here, you will be able to:
  • Discuss the safety of MRI performed during the prenatal period
  • List indications for fetal MRI examinations
  • Identify advantages and limitations of fetal MRI compared with other imaging modalities used in the prenatal period

Approval Information
This course is designed for radiology techs.
This activity is approved for Category A continuing education credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 08/06/2014 to 09/01/2017and for 5/14/2019 to 6/1/2020.
This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ARRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat a self-learning activity for credit if it was reported in the same or any subsequent biennium.

Course Originally Released on: 1/29/2014
Date of Most Recent Review: 11/2/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 11/2/2021

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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April S - La Fontaine, IN  ·  Jan 20, 2020
I didn't realize MRI gave so much information on the fetus
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Francisco B - Miami, FL  ·  Jan 16, 2020
this course was very good, helped me understand the benefits of MRI for the fetus
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MARLENE P - houston, TX  ·  Jan 10, 2020
excellent for my job performance
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Tuan L - HOUSTON, TX  ·  Jan 08, 2020
Very useful and informative. It helps answer many questions regarding this topic.
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Robyn M - Locust Grove, VA  ·  Jan 06, 2020
This course was very informative. This information will be applied to my day my day to scanning.
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Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00