Edinburgh Imaging

Perinatal Neuroimaging

The developing brain undergoes tremendous changes in structure & function around the time of birth, & the integrity of these changes determines important functions across the life course including learning ability, motor function & risk of neurological & psychiatric diseases.

MRI of unborn baby

Our research aims to map ‘normal’ brain development & to determine the pathophysiology of atypical fetal / neonatal development associated maternal diseases, drug exposures & preterm birth. We have pioneered developments in mapping the developing brain including integration of DTI & structural imaging in early life, & we use image phenotypes to investigate clinical & biological determinants of development.


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