In utero perfusing fraction maps in normal and growth restricted pregnancy measured using IVIM echo-planar MRI.
The aim of this study was to measure and portray blood movement in the placenta in vivo in normal and growth restricted pregnancies, using Intra Voxel Incoherent Motion (IVIM) magnetic resonance imaging. Thirteen patients with apparently normal healthy pregnancies were scanned at 31+/-7 (mean+/-s.d.) weeks gestation and seven patients with intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) were scanned at 31+/-4 weeks. A region of interest (ROI) was defined encompassing the placenta between the decidual ...Expand abstract
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