Micro-CT for human fetal post-mortem imaging

Author(s): Ian Simcock, Susan Shelmerdine, John Ciaran Hutchinson, Neil Sebire, Owen Arthurs

Hospital: Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children

Reference: RAD Magazine, 48, 566, 22-23


A miscarriage is the loss of a pregnancy during the first 23 weeks, with an estimated 500 miscarriages occurring every day in the UK. After a miscarriage parents are offered an autopsy to investigate whether there were any fetal abnormalities that may explain the loss. Although conventional autopsy may provide additional clinical information parents often refuse these investigations due to their invasive nature.

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