Technology and medicine come together to give us cutting-edge procedures that will help us live healthier. Medical tech is also improving the way we take crucial measurements during pregnancy.
The cerebellum is closely monitored as the brain develops in the womb. This area is responsible for regulating muscular activity. If it is healthy, then fetal complications like spina bifida can be ruled out. That’s why measuring an unborn baby’s brain is so important.
AI Provides Accurate Brain Measurements
Measuring the fetal brain is not easy and is done with a lot of manual input. New technology is on the horizon that will allow AI (artificial intelligence) to do the job for us. This tool has been in use for several years by Dr. Ralf Menkhaus based in Minden, Germany. He relies on the GE Healthcare Voluson E10, which automates the process.
“All I have to do is take the volume, and I immediately get the measurements I need.” Dr. Menkhaus stated. He explained that it is particularly beneficial to newer gynecologists who have less experience. “Now, with the click of a button, they can have accurate and reliable measurements.”
Is AI the Future of OB/GYN Care?
The knowledge and skill of an OB/GYN paired with modern technology can mean superior care for women and their babies. AI is a promising addition to the list of tools doctors have access to today. If you have questions about pregnancy, a reproductive concern, or wellness, give Women’s Health a call to make an appointment. We use advanced methods and equipment to ensure you get the best OB/GYN care possible for you and your baby.