Saturday, October 24, 2009

New Technology Lets Parents Hold Life-Size Model of Unborn Child

By Kathleen Gilbert

LONDON, June 30, 2009 ( - A London art student has developed a revolutionary new step in prenatal imagery that allows parents to hold a life-size model of their unborn baby.

Jorge Lopez, a Brazilian student at the Royal College of Art in London, pioneered the new use of technology to utilize 4D ultrasound images and MRI scans to construct plaster models that can delineate the unique form of each child.

"It's amazing to see the faces of the mothers. They can see the full scale of their baby, really understand the size of it," said Lopes. Read more.

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