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Assessment of fetal well-being with magnetic resonance.
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PMID:  1815039     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The application of magnetic resonance techniques in the assessment of fetal growth, fetal growth patterns and fetal health was assessed. Eighty-four sets of fetal images were obtained using a fast-scan magnetic resonance imaging technique. Measurements were made of fetal subcutaneous fat thickness, uterine cavity length and width, fetal and uterine cross-sectional areas and fetal volume. Fetal area and fetal volume measurements were found to correlate well with birth weight. Measurement of subcutaneous fat thickness may prove to be a means of differentiating between those fetuses who are constitutionally as opposed to pathologically large or small. Thirteen women had additional spectroscopic studies carried out. Twelve of the women had normal pregnancies. One woman had a twin pregnancy in which one twin died. 31P phosphorus spectra were obtained from seven of the normal pregnancies. In the remainder, the depth of the abdominal wall prevented spectra being obtained from the placenta. Differences in phosphorus metabolites were obtained from the placenta of the dead twin compared to those from the healthy pregnancies.
A S Garden; A M Weindling; R D Griffiths; P A Martin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perinatal medicine     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0300-5577     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinat Med     Publication Date:  1991  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-06-19     Completed Date:  1992-06-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0361031     Medline TA:  J Perinat Med     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  435-48     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Liverpool, U.K.
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MeSH Terms
Adipose Tissue
Birth Weight
Embryonic and Fetal Development*
Gestational Age
Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Prenatal Diagnosis / methods*
Uterus / anatomy & histology

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