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Abstract #3467

Birth weight influence white matter development in neonates: a diffusion tensor study based on tract-based spatial statistics

Yanyan Li 1 , Xianjun Li 1,2 , Jie Gao 1 , Qinli Sun 1 , Huan Li 1 , and Jian Yang 1,2

1 Department of radiology, the first affiliated hospital of medical college, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China, 2 Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Life Science and Technology, Xi' an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China

No studies have specifically investigated that if the birth weight as an independent index would influence the white matter development in neonates. This diffusion tensor study demonstrated that increment of birth weight is related to significant increase of FA and decrease of MD and RD in projection fibers (internal capsule and corona radiata), commissural fibers (corpus callosum) and association tracts (arcuate fasciculus) by using the tract-based spatial statistics with postmenstrual age as a covariate. The results demonstrated that the birth weight as an independent factor exerted the positive effects on neonatal white matter development.

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