Mike T. M. Seed

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BACKGROUND Fetal hypoxia has been implicated in the abnormal brain development seen in newborns with congenital heart disease (CHD). New magnetic resonance imaging technology now offers the potential to investigate the relationship between fetal hemodynamics and brain dysmaturation. METHODS AND RESULTS We measured fetal brain size, oxygen saturation, and(More)
The clinical presentation of thoracic mesenchymal hamartomas varies from an asymptomatic chest wall mass to severe respiratory distress resulting from compression of the airways and lungs. We present the findings on fetal US and MRI of a histologically confirmed case. Following surgical resection, pathological examination corresponded to the cross-sectional(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to determine the phenotypic presentation, causes, and outcome of fetal cardiomyopathy (CM) and to identify early predictors of outcome. BACKGROUND Although prenatal diagnosis is possible, there is a paucity of information about fetal CM. METHODS This was a retrospective review of 61 consecutive fetal cases with a(More)
BACKGROUND We present the first phase contrast (PC) cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) measurements of the distribution of blood flow in twelve late gestation human fetuses. These were obtained using a retrospective gating technique known as metric optimised gating (MOG). METHODS A validation experiment was performed in five adult volunteers where(More)
BACKGROUND It is unclear whether the myocardium undergoes accelerated fibrotic remodeling in children after heart transplantation (HTx). METHODS In this prospective study, cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) studies in 17 patients 1.3 years (median, range 0.03-12.6 years) after HTx (mean age, 9.8 ± 6.2 years; 8 girls) were compared to CMR studies in 9(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate preoperative cerebral hemodynamics in newborns with congenital heart disease. We hypothesized that cerebral blood flow and oxygen delivery would be decreased in newborns with congenital heart disease compared with controls. METHODS Using a "feed-and-sleep" approach to performing neonatal magnetic resonance imaging, we measured(More)
PURPOSE To characterize the MRI relaxation properties of human umbilical cord blood at 1.5 Tesla. METHODS Relaxometry measurements were performed on cord blood specimens (N = 88, derived from six caesarean deliveries) spanning a broad range of hematocrits (Hct = 0.19-0.76) and oxygen saturations (sO2 = 4-100%), to characterize the dependence of T1 and T2(More)
Archaeologists have long debated the origins and mode of dispersal of the immediate predecessors of all Polynesians and many populations in Island Melanesia. Such debates are inextricably linked to a chronological framework provided, in part, by radiocarbon dates. Human remains have the greatest potential for providing answers to many questions pertinent to(More)
Chlorinated and brominated compounds belong to the class of organohalogen compounds that have received attention because of their widespread occurrence, use and applications. Understanding the sources and transformation processes of these contaminants in the environment enables assessment of their possible impact on humans and ecosystems. Recently new and(More)
BACKGROUND Information about thoracic vascular sizes can crucially affect clinical decision-making in cardiovascular disease. A variety of imaging techniques such as catheter angiography, contrast enhanced computed tomography (CT) and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) are routinely used to measure vascular diameters. Traditionally, CMR black blood(More)