What a wonderful development to help diagnose and treat premature babies!
Doctors in Sheffield are pioneering the use of a compact MRI scanner for imaging the brains of premature babies. The machine, at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, is one of only two purpose-built neonatal MRI scanners in the world. At present, ultrasound is normally used to scan the brains of newborns. Prof Paul Griffiths, of the University of Sheffield, said MRI was better at showing the structures of the brain and abnormalities more clearly.