First Technique To Identify Fetal Growth Restriction (FGR)

The placenta is a a vital and temporary organ that nourishes the fetus with essential nutrients and helps supply blood and oxygen to the fetus. It also gets rid of toxic by-products and modulates the immune system but the mechanism behind the function of the placenta remains unknown. A team of Children''s National Health System research scientists have begun to study about the placenta using the three-dimensional (3D) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

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