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.