Devasuda Anblagan1, Carolyn Costigan2, Tomas Paus2, Zdenka Pausova2, Nia Wyn Jones3, George Bugg3, Nick Raine Fenning4, Penny Anne Gowland1
1Sir Peter Mansfield Magnetic Resonance Centre, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom; 2Brain and Body Centre, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom; 3Queen's Medical Centre, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom; 4Division of Human Development, School of Clinical Sciences, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
This study aims to identify the effect of maternal smoking during pregnancy on fetal lung and kidney growth. Pregnant women were scanned at 24th to 26th weeks and 34 to 36 weeks postconception. The lung and kidney MR images were analysed using semi automatic approach with Analyze software. Fetal lung and kidney volumes were reduced in the smoker group.