CRICBristol hosts the CoolMRI project
16 December 2015
CRICBristol has recently begun hosting the CoolMRI project, a study on six- to eight-year-old children who received threapeutic hypothermia.
The technique, which is used to treat neonates who have lacked oxygen at time of delivery, is performed in order to lower the risk of childhood disability or death and involves lowering a baby's temperature to 33.5°. This helps to reduce the amount of potential damage to the brain.
CoolMRI will test the cognitive and motor development of a number of these children, and use advanced MRI techniques designed to reveal a detailed structure of the receovering brain.