Graduate student Kristie Huda and Principle Investigator Dr. Carolyn Bayer attended BMES Annual Meeting 2019 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They presented their work on Monte Carlo Simulation based oxygen saturation estimation of human placental tissue.
Preeclampsia, a hypertensive disorder, is estimated to affect 5% to 10% of pregnancies. An initiating factor in the development of the disease is placental hypoxia. Using photoacoustic imaging, we have successfully monitored longitudinal, in vivo placental oxygenation in normal pregnancy and the reduced uterine perfusion pressure (RUPP) model of preeclampsia. Our current aim is to investigate the effect two potential therapies for preeclampsia have on placental hypoxia and maternal/fetal outcome.
Biomedical Functional Imaging Lab
530 Lindy Boggs Center
Department of Biomedical Engineering
New Orleans, LA 70118