Summary. Fast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has revolutionized our ability to image the fetus by using fast scanning techniques. Individual images are obtained in 300–400 s allowing fetal imaging without sedation due to reduced fetal move- ment artifacts. MRI is most useful for evaluation of the anomalies of fetal nervous and urinary system which are not fully clarified by ultrasound. The influence of magnetic resonance depending on gestational age on perinatal management nowa- days is certain. This review discusses its current application and future developments.