Ischemic placental disease (IPD) can have several negative health effects for both mother and child, including preeclampsia, fetal growth restriction, and placental abruption. However, a new study suggests MRI scans can be used to help predict IDP in early pregnancy, providing important information about a baby's overall growth and development. UCLA CTSI provided support for the research through consultations between co-author Dr. Sherin Devaskar and the Biostatistical, Epidemiological and Research Design Program, led by co-author and biostatistician, Sitaram Vangala.
Read the UCLA Health news release in the July Edition of Lab Notes.
Read the full publication in Placenta.