Non-invasively Measure the Cervix Mechanical Properties using Magnetic Resonance Elastography 

Our goals are to develop a novel MRE platform on Prisma scanner to study the mechanical properties in human cervix during pregnancy, to establish the normal range of the storage and loss moduli values in measurements of elastic response of cervix in the second and third trimester of pregnancy, and to compare them with corresponding values of cervix in 10 nulliparous women with short cervix length at 18-22 weeks’ gestation.