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MRI delineates complexities of preterm infant brain

Shalmali Pal; April 30th, 2004

Zusammenfassung

Investigators have successfully used imaging on adults who survived preterm birth; neurological scans performed on infants, while they are still in the danger zone, is much trickier. MRI may offer the best way to effectively diagnose certain pathologies in these children.

MRI incubator: “There have been several attempts to overcome the problem of imaging the neonate, including dedicated scanners on neonatal intensive care units,” wrote Dr. Elspeth Whitby from the section of academic radiology at the University of Sheffield and the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, both in Seffield. “However, (these scanners) are not widely available and may be restricted in their image sequences.”

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