Software Flags Elevated Cerebral Palsy Risk in Premies

River D'Almeida, Ph.D
2 min readOct 24, 2020

Diagnostic imaging scientists have developed a software tool for predicting the future onset of cerebral palsy in babies born prematurely. Children born earlier than 30 weeks of gestation face a staggeringly elevated risk of problems with motor development. This is in part due to abnormalities in their white matter, deep regions in the brain that contain nerve fibers.

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River D'Almeida, Ph.D

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