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Abstract #2967

Non-Invasive Assessment of Cerebral Metabolic Rate of Oxygen in Neonates.

Jill Britt De Vis1, Esben Thade Petersen1, Manon J.N.L. Benders2, Petra M.A. Lemmers2, Thomas Alderliesten2, Frank van Bel2, Jeroen Hendrikse1

1Radiology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands; 2Neonatology, Wilhelmina Children's Hospital, Utrecht, Netherlands

Evaluation of cerebral metabolic rate of oxygen (CMRO2) in neonates has been hampered due to the invasiveness of the available techniques. Here we propose a technique which enables non-invasive assessment of global CMRO2 in this population. Initial results are promising as we were able to show a decreased CMRO2 in infants diagnosed with asphyxia.