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Preemie MRI

UCSF radiologist James Barkovich examines an MRI of a premature baby. Magnetic Resonance Imaging technology is a powerful tool that is used to look for areas of possible brain damage that would not turn up in an X-ray. Premature babies are susceptible to a host of neuronal complications, including cerebral palsy, bleeding in the brain and lesions. The brains of premature babies look different from those of full-term babies. They are also about half as big as full-term babies' brains initially.

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Taken on June 15, 2007