New Scientist is reporting on a new form of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that is shown in action in the above video of unborn twins. From New Scientist:
Whereas conventional MRI takes snapshots of thin slices of the body as it penetrates through it, so-called cinematic-MRI takes repeated images of the same slice, then stitches them together to create a video. This means that a moving structure such as a fetus – or several fetuses – can be visualised in unprecedented detail.
The goal of this technology is to ultimately identify developmental problems prior to birth, which can assist parents and doctors with treatment and management strategies.
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