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  • PED NEONAT 20-000599 Fetal Body Composition

    open to eligible females ages 18 years and up

    Obesity is an ongoing public health problem that is difficult to treat. There is evidence that obesity has fetal origins. Body composition, including visceral, subcutaneous, brown, and hepatic fat have been found to be important predictors in obesity and metabolic syndrome. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can quantify body composition that does not require radiation but is motion limited. The investigators have developed a motion-compensated MRI sequence, also known as "free breathing" MRI. In this study, the investigators plan to obtain free-breathing MRIs of pregnant women in the third trimester of pregnancy. MRIs will be obtained from healthy mothers, mothers with growth-restricted fetuses, and mothers with gestational diabetes. The different types of adipose tissue will be measured and compared between groups and correlated to birth growth parameters. The goal is this study is to assess if motion-compensated MRI can help predict early growth patterns in infancy.

    at UCLA

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