Devasuda Anblagan1, Ruta Deshpande2, Carolyn Costigan1, Nia W. Jones2, George Bugg2, Peter Mansell2, Nick Raine Fenning3, Lopa Leach4, Penny A. Gowland1
1Sir Peter Mansfield Magnetic Resonance Centre, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom; 2Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom; 3School of Clinical Sciences, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom; 4School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Various methods exist for measuring perfusion and moving blood fraction in the placenta but there are few reports of coherent flow in the placenta. This is the first report of flow velocity measurements in the human placenta using MRI. High flow can be identified in the myometrium, basal plate and chorionic plate. There are also areas of high flow in the placenta.