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Abstract #0089

In-Vivo MRI Measurement of Fetal Blood Oxygen Saturation in Cardiac Ventricles of Fetal Sheep: A Feasibility Study

Ulrike Wedegrtner1, Hendrik Kooijman2, Jin Yamamura1, Michael Frisch1, Kurt Hecher1, Gerhard Adam1

1University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany; 2Philips Medical Systems, Germany

T2-based MR oximetry might allow the assessment of fetal oxygen saturation non-invasively which is important for high risk pregnancies. However, for practical application of this method to detect fetuses at risk, measurements have to be more accurate. Therefore technical difficulties due to the fetal model have to be improved.