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Beth M. Kline-Fath, MD

  • Chief, Fetal and Neonatal Imaging
  • Neuroradiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging
  • Professor, UC Department of Radiology



Beth M. Kline-Fath began the fetal imaging program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. As section chief of fetal imaging, she has trained many other physicians, presented international and national, and worked on many committees to advance this new specialty. Dr. Kline-Fath also served as chief editor and wrote several chapters for a textbook Fundamentals and Advanced Fetal Imaging: MRI and US. Recently, Beth Kline-Fath has worked to implement the use of an innovative small bore dedicated MR unit in the neonatal intensive care unit.


MRI Findings in Third-Trimester Opioid-Exposed Fetuses With Focus on Brain Measurements: A Prospective Multicenter Case-Control Study. Nagaraj, UD; Kline-Fath, BM; Zhang, B; Vannest, JJ; Ou, X; Lin, W; Acheson, A; Grewen, K; Grant, PE; Merhar, SL. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2022.

The interplay between prenatal liver growth and lung development in congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Ott, KC; Bi, M; Scorletti, F; Ranginwala, SA; Marriott, WS; Peiro, JL; Kline-Fath, BM; Alhajjat, AM; Shaaban, AF. Frontiers in Pediatrics. 2022; 10.

Women in pediatric radiology: a call for gender equity. Victoria, T; Kline-Fath, B. Pediatric Radiology. 2022; 52:1737-1742.

Value of pre- and postnatal magnetic resonance imaging in the evaluation of congenital central nervous system anomalies. Nagaraj, UD; Venkatesan, C; Bierbrauer, KS; Kline-Fath, BM. Pediatric Radiology. 2022; 52:802-816.

Clinical Applications of Fetal MRI in the Brain. Nagaraj, UD; Kline-Fath, BM. Diagnostics. 2022; 12.

Prenatal Evaluation of Intracranial Hemorrhage on Fetal MRI: A Retrospective Review. Epstein, KN; Kline-Fath, BM; Zhang, B; Venkatesan, C; Habli, M; Dowd, D; Nagaraj, UD. American Journal of Neuroradiology. 2021; 42:2222-2228.

Early micro- and macrostructure of sensorimotor tracts and development of cerebral palsy in high risk infants. Chandwani, R; Kline, JE; Harpster, K; Tkach, J; Parikh, NA; Altaye, M; Arnsperger, A; Beiersdorfer, T; Bridgewater, K; Cahill, T; et al. Human Brain Mapping. 2021; 42:4708-4721.

Effects of prenatal opioid exposure on functional networks in infancy. Merhar, SL; Jiang, W; Parikh, NA; Yin, W; Zhou, Z; Tkach, JA; Wang, L; Kline-Fath, BM; He, L; Braimah, A; et al. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. 2021; 51.

Short- and Long-Term Outcomes of Prenatally Diagnosed Dandy-Walker Malformation, Vermian Hypoplasia, and Blake Pouch Cyst. Venkatesan, C; Kline- Fath, B; Horn, PS; Poisson, KE; Hopkin, R; Nagaraj, UD. Journal of Child Neurology. 2021; 36:1111-1119.

Pediatric hanging and strangulation: is vascular injury a true risk?. Kline-Fath, BM; Seman, JM; Zhang, B; Care, MM. Pediatric Radiology. 2021; 51:1889-1894.

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