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Researchers Generate 3D Virtual Reality Models of Unborn Babies

Posted December 20, 2016 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

Parents may soon be able to watch their unborn babies grow, thanks to technology that transforms MRI and ultrasound data into a 3D virtual reality model of a fetus. An MRI provides high-resolution fetal and placental imaging with excellent contrast.


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12/20/2016 3:41 PM

OK, but won't that make those babies be born naked?

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12/20/2016 11:34 PM

" possible malformations and treatment decisions "

Now parents can decide where and how to abandon their malformed child, before it is born,,,

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12/21/2016 12:26 PM

Clearly seeing their unborn child as a little baby and not as some vague blur on a u-sound screen might also serve to sway some to opt for treatment instead. This sword has two edges.

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12/21/2016 8:05 AM

It's a big step up from the old black and white blurry picture where only the doctor knows what you are looking at.

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