A non-parametric MRI model of brain development in neonates

Takeaway

  • A model of ex utero brain development was created in neonates, accounting for brain shape, image intensity, sex, age, and degree of prematurity at birth.

Why this matters

    The model may be used as a clinical contrast MRI growth curve to identify abnormalities in neonates with atypical development, accounting for clinically meaningful variables beyond age and sex.