To determine how imaging using obstetric MRI can improve prenatal diagnosis, an investigation is evaluating fetal central nervous system anomalies seen on MRI and comparing them with ultrasound to correlate imaging findings with postnatal outcomes.  Other research interests in the department include imaging of abdominopelvic pain in pregnancy, optimizing imaging techniques for fetal MRI, and assessment of adnexal masses.

Deborah Levine, MD, associate chief of Academic Affairs in the Department of Radiology and co-chief of ultrasound and director of OB/GYN ultrasound leads these projects. Dr. Levine is also Senior Deputy Editor of the journal Radiology.