Fetal Hepatic Flow in Sheep Assessed using 4D flow MRI

Eric Schrauben, Brahmdeep Saini, Jack R T Darby, Stacey Holman, Jia Yin Soon, Sunthara R Perumal, Mitchell C Lock, Michael Seed, Christopher Macgowan

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished or Issued - 8 Nov 2018
Event ISMRM 2019 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 11 May 201916 May 2019


Conference ISMRM 2019
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