Review Imaging Fetal Anatomy


Super proud at my team and fellow researchers for publishing our review entitled ‘Imaging Fetal Anatomy‘ in Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology!

“The aim of this review is to provide an overview of the past, present and future techniques used to capture images of the developing human embryo and fetus and provide the reader newest insights in upcoming and promising imaging techniques. The reader is taken from the earliest drawings of da Vinci, along the advancements in the fields of in utero ultrasound and MR imaging techniques towards high-resolution ex utero imaging using Micro-CT and ultra-high field MRI. Finally, a future perspective is given about the use of artificial intelligence in ultrasound and new potential imaging techniques such as synchrotron radiation-based CT to increase our knowledge regarding human development.”

Thanks Yousif Dawood, Marieke Buijtendijk, Harsha Shah, Hans Smit, Karl Jacobs, Jaco Hagoort, Roelof-Jan Oostra, Professor Tom Bourne and Maurice van den Hoff!

“Clear images of embryonic and fetal development can also be used in training for sonographers and fetal surgeons, or to educate parents expecting a child with a fetal anomaly.”