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Imaging fetal brain connectivity in high risk pregnancy
Project Summaries
  • BrainsCAN, Western University, BrainsCAN, Western University
  • Sandrine de Ribaupierre, Western University
  • Barbara de Vrijer, Western University
  • Charles McKenzie, Western University
  • Roy Eagleson, Western University
  • Simon Levin, Western University
  • Jacqueline Olgivie, Western University

Our hypothesis is that differences in the regional connectivity within the fetal brain (the structural and functional connections between regions of the brain) can be observed with fetal fMRI as early as in the second trimester of pregnancy.

If we can detect differences in an at-risk fetal brain and associate that with plancental and maternal data, we could recommend interventions, such as diet or medication changes, and then monitor the impact of treatment on the fetal brain.

Publication Date

Funding Program
BrainsCAN Accelerator Grant

Additional BrainsCAN Support
Imaging Core
Human Cognition & Sensorimotor Core


Western Faculty, Group or Institution
Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences,

Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Citation Information
BrainsCAN, Western University, Sandrine de Ribaupierre, Barbara de Vrijer, Charles McKenzie, et al.. "Imaging fetal brain connectivity in high risk pregnancy" London(2018)
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