University of Wisconsin–Madison

Ultrasound and MRI Imaging of Pelvic Anatomy During Pregnancy

July 2010 to December 2010

This study involves comparing MRI images of the pregnant uterus and cervix to large-volume ultrasound images in the same subject. A specific aim of this study is to construct patient-specific computational models from MRI and ultrasound imaging data, in an attempt to estimate cervical “strength” during pregnancy. The long-range goal of this research is to investigate how impaired cervical mechanical function leads to spontaneous preterm birth.

This project led by: Timothy Hall, PhD