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The role of neuroimaging in predicting neurodevelopmental outcomes of preterm neonates

Published inClinics in perinatology, vol. 41, no. 1, p. 257-283
Publication date2014
Abstract

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a safe and high-resolution neuroimaging modality that is increasingly used in the neonatal population to assess brain injury and its consequences on brain development. It is superior to cranial ultrasound for the definition of patterns of both white and gray matter maturation and injury and therefore has the potential to provide prognostic information on the neurodevelopmental outcomes of the preterm population. Furthermore, the development of sophisticated MRI strategies, including diffusion tensor imaging, resting state functional connectivity, and magnetic resonance spectroscopy, may increase the prognostic value, helping to guide parental counseling and allocate early intervention services.

Keywords
  • Brain/pathology/physiopathology
  • Developmental Disabilities/pathology/physiopathology/ultrasonography
  • Diffusion Tensor Imaging/methods
  • Echoencephalography/methods
  • Functional Neuroimaging/methods
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Premature
  • Leukomalacia, Periventricular/diagnosis/physiopathology/ultrasonography
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging/methods
  • Nerve Fibers, Myelinated/pathology/ultrasonography
  • Neuroimaging/methods
  • Prognosis
Citation (ISO format)
KWON, Soo Hyun et al. The role of neuroimaging in predicting neurodevelopmental outcomes of preterm neonates. In: Clinics in perinatology, 2014, vol. 41, n° 1, p. 257–283. doi: 10.1016/j.clp.2013.10.003
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