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Fetal skeletal imaging using 3D ultrasound and the impact of maternal vitamin D

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BACKGROUND Previous research suggests that vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy may be associated with suboptimal fetal growth, but direct evidence is lacking. Our objectives were 1) to develop a method for measurement of the fetal sphenoidal fontanelle area (FA) and femur volume (FV) using 3D ultrasound; 2) to create normal charts for FA and FV; and 3) to correlate FA and FV with maternal vitamin D concentration. METHODS FA measurement in 3D was evaluated in vitro and in vivo. Different se...

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Supervisor
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Supervisor
Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Merton College
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:cf8d5030-a117-4548-921c-e802c873c40f
Local pid:
ora:7284

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