Integration of optical spectroscopy and ultrasound imaging to monitor placental oxygenation in a woman.

Monitoring of placental oxygenation via concurrent spectroscopy and sonography

The September issue highlights the non-invasive monitoring of placental oxygen haemodynamics in pregnant women via the integration of optical spectroscopy and ultrasound imaging.


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