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Abstract #2064

Volumetric and Diffusion Analysis of the Neonatal Brain

Castillo M, Heier L, Ulug A, Perlman J, Dyke J
Weill Cornell Medical College

Volumetric and diffusion analysis was performed on 16 premature infants and 9 term infants imaged at 40 weeks gestational age. Prematureinfants showed a decrease in whole brain volume and an increase in the whole brain apparent diffusion coefficient compared with terminfants imaged at the same time. Additional analysis of various cerebralstructures as well as GM/WM segmentation may contribute tounderstanding the source of developmental deficits in prematureinfants seen later in life.