Neonatal MR can also help clinicians
detect abnormalities or injuries
when other diagnostic tests are
unclear or indeterminate. “One of
our patients with normal US and
without neurological signs and
symptoms turned out to have di;use
polymicrogyria involving almost the
entire left cerebral hemisphere,” she
adds (Figure 2).
Monika Bekiesi;ska-Figatowska, MD,
is the Head of Diagnostic Imaging at the Institute of Mother
and Child in Warsaw, Poland.
Figure 2. Apparently healthy
neonate examined at term
equivalent: (A,B) Axial T2 and
Coronal T2 enable visualization of
both the right and left sides of the
head. (C, D) The right side of the
patient’s head appears normal;
(E, F) depict di;use polymicrogyria
in the left cerebral hemisphere.