Specific identification of chronic lung disease in premature babies

Infants born prematurely frequently develop a form of chronic lung disease known as Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia. Previously, this disease could only be diagnosed clinically and with a low degree of differentiation. Researchers at the Helmholtz Zentrum München and the University Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians University — partner in the German Center for Lung Research (DZL) — have now successfully developed a new protocol for identifying neonatal patients with the disease by the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Source: EurekaAlert, https://www.eurekalert.org