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Abstract #1694

Multimodality data improve diagnostic efficacy in brain injury of premature infants with necrotizing enterocolitis

Chunxiang Zhang1, Meiying Cheng1, Kaiyu Wang2, Xin Zhao1, and Xiaoan Zhang1
1Department of Radiology, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, China, 2GE Healthcare, MR Research China, Beijing, China

Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) can noninvasively and quantitatively evaluate the development of brain white matter and myelination degree of damaged nerve fiber bundles. Serum C-reactive protein (CRP) and procalcitonin (PCT) as inflammatory indicators can easily reflect the systemic inflammation of necrotizing enterocolitis (NCE) in children. This study shows that the DTI combined with serum CRP and PCT was more effective than a single indicator in the diagnosis of brain developmental disorders in preterm infants with NEC.

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