Quantitative ultrasound assessment of cervical microstructure.

  title={Quantitative ultrasound assessment of cervical microstructure.},
  author={Helen M Feltovich and Kibo Nam and Timothy J. Hall},
  journal={Ultrasonic imaging},
  volume={32 3},
The objective of this preliminary study was to determine whether quantitative ultrasound (QUS) can provide insight into, and characterization of, uterine cervical microstructure. Throughout pregnancy, cervical collagen reorganizes (from aligned and anisotropic to disorganized and isotropic) as the cervix changes in preparation for delivery. Premature changes in collagen are associated with premature birth in mammals. Because QUS is able to detect structural anisotropy/isotropy, we hypothesized… CONTINUE READING
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