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Estimation of fetal lung volume using echo-planar magnetic resonance imaging.
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PMID:  8190438     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To measure fetal lung volume by echo-planar magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS: Twenty singleton pregnancies were scanned on one occasion each using echo-planar imaging, a form of MRI. Cases of fetal growth restriction and macrosomia were excluded from the study. RESULTS: Lung volumes increased with gestational age from 21 mL at 23 weeks' gestation to a maximum of 94 mL at term. The relation between lung volume and gestational age was exponential. The ratio of lung volume to total fetal volume decreased with gestational age. CONCLUSION: The use of echo-planar imaging allows estimation of normal fetal growth; it has clear applications for the diagnosis of lung hypoplasia and potential use for the study of lung maturity.
P N Baker; I R Johnson; P A Gowland; A Freeman; V Adams; P Mansfield
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  83     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1994 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-06-21     Completed Date:  1994-06-21     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  951-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Physics, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Echo-Planar Imaging*
Fetus / anatomy & histology*
Gestational Age
Lung / embryology*

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