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Abstract #0902

White Matter Development in Preterm Infants at Term Equivalent Age: Assessment Using TBSS

Jeong Hye Jin1, Shim So-Yeon2, Jeong Joon-Sup1, Oh Se-Hong1, Park Sung-Yeon1, Kim Young-Bo1, Cho Zang-Hee1

1Neuroscience Research Institute, Gachon university, Namdong-gu, Incheon, Korea; 2Department of Pediatrics, Gachon University Gil Hospital, Namdong-gu, Incheon, Korea

Preterm infants are at significant risk for altered brain microstructure. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) enables the visualization and quantitative characterization of white matter in vivo. Especially tract-based spatial statistics (TBSS) performed spatial normalization for group analysis in brain white matter. In this study, we performed analyses of white matter development between full-term infants and preterm infants at equivalent age using TBSS.