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Neonatal MRI scan could predict cognitive outcome in preterm children

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h4744 (Published 07 September 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4744
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Neonatal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could be a useful tool to identify premature babies at risk of cognitive impairment, a study reported in the journal Brain has shown.1 Researchers said that such children could then be offered early intervention and monitoring.

The prospective cohort study included 224 premature babies born at a gestational age of less than 30 weeks and 46 …

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