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Abstract #3168

Resting State Analysis of Function in the Moving Fetal Brain?

Sharmishtaa Seshamani1, Mads Fogtmann1, Moriah Thomason2, Colin Studholme1

1Pediatrics, Bioengineering, Radiology, BICG, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States; 2Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, United States

A framework for resting state fMRI analysis of moving fetuses is introduced. The novelty of the work is the application of slice correction and weighted ICA for extracting functional networks in the fetal brain. The strength of the method has been verified by demonstrating that motion artifacts are reduced in the ICA components after slice correction and by demonstrating the presence of similar networks in motion corrected data across multiple subjects.