Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of human placentae

Glen Lo

Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis

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A prospective study on human placental magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) appearances in low-risk pregnancies was planned. The protocol was modified secondary to recruitment difficulties due to COVID-19, to also include a retrospective obstetric MRI group (non-placental pathologies). The reference standard was clinical assessment at delivery. Eighty-three MRI studies at a median gestation of 29 weeks (range 14-39) were prospectively re-read, comprising 28 prospective placental and 55 retrospective obstetric scans. This qualitative study expands the current imaging knowledge base by confirming placentae vary, and evolve with gestation, and MRI appearances overlap with signs of the placenta accreta spectrum.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Dickinson, Jan, Supervisor
  • Bell, Damon, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date2 Sept 2023
Publication statusUnpublished - 2022


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