Assessment of fetal hepatic flow poses difficult technical problems due to the small nature of vessels, slow blood flow within the liver, and sources of motion present in utero. Here, 4D flow MRI is coupled with specialized animal preparation to capture 3D fetal hepatic hemodynamics in a late gestation sheep model of human pregnancy. Full vasculature segmentation, fetal liver shunt visualization, and comprehensive measurement of hepatic circulation is demonstrated.
|Publication status||Published or Issued - 8 Nov 2018|
|Event|| ISMRM 2019 - Montreal, Canada|
Duration: 11 May 2019 → 16 May 2019
|Period||11/05/19 → 16/05/19|