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Cerebral Development - TTTS Study

Title  Evolution of Cerebral Development in Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS).
Therapeutic Area Twin Pregnancy, Neurotrauma
Principal Investigator Tomo Tarui, MD
Min Age 18 Years
Gender Female
Contact Vidya Iyer, MD


This research uses safe and highly sensitive fetal brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to understand how the disease affects on twin fetuses' brain development in Twin Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS). 

Study Details

Inclusion Criteria

  • Women with monochorionic (identical) twin pregnancy either healthy, with twin growth discordance or with TTTS 

Exclusion Criteria

  • Women who cannot tolerate MRI, have metal in her body, medically unstable to perform MRI

Study Requirements

Participating pregnant women will be asked to have one (or two, optional) fetal MRI study during pregnancy.