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Abstract #2569

Relationship between Placenta T2* and Gestational Age at 3.0 T

Feifei Qu1, Edgar Hernandez-Andrade2, Julio Marin-Concha3, Swati Mody4, Pavan Jella1, Roberto Romero3,5,6, and E. Mark Haacke1,7,8
1Department of Radiology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, United States, 2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, United States, 3Perinatology Research Branch, NICHD/NIH/DHHS, Detroit, MI, United States, 4Department of Radiology, Children Hospital of Michgan, Detroit, MI, United States, 5Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, 6Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, United States, 7Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, United States, 8The MRI Institute for Biomedical Research, Bingham Farms, MI, United States

Healthy growth and function of the placenta are important to support normal fetal development throughout the second and third trimester. T2* values affected by the tissue oxygenation could be a valuable tool to detect the placenta function. In this work, we collected T2* map for both health pregnancy and the pregnancy complicated by IUGR at different GA at 3.0 T and also investigated the relationship between them.

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