The fetal brain is a complex organ and develops throughout the pregnancy. Understanding the anatomy of the brain is challenging as the normal brain appears different at different periods of gestation. With constant improvements and innovations, the ultrasound equipment today is able to produce high resolution images. This module of 4 lectures with discussions dealt over five to six hours, is prepared to help understand the anatomy and pathology of the fetal brain. A large number of anomalies have been included in the lectures to enhance the expertise of the participant. Fetal MRI has been included wherever necessary to emphasize normal or abnormal findings. The genetic basis and the investigations necessary are an integral part of the discussion.
This course caters to practicing sonologists, gynaecologists and radiologists and those who are training to become practitioners in Fetal Medicine and Obstetric Ultrasound, as well as postgraduate medical students in these fields.
Dr. B.S.Rama Murthy has profound experience from the large number of cases seen by him in his 34 yrs of practice in Ultrasound. He has recently authored the book – Imaging of Fetal Brain and Spine, published by Springer, which has received international appreciation.
One fine body…