Scientists develop new imaging tool to study uterine contractions during labour

Updated: Mar 17 2023 11:35AM

New Delhi, Mar 17 (PTI) Researchers have developed a new imaging tool, called electromyometrial imaging (EMMI), to create real-time, three-dimensional images and maps of contractions during labour that could help with managing labour.

The non-invasive imaging technique generates new types of images and metrics that can help quantify contraction patterns, providing foundational knowledge to improve labour management, particularly for preterm birth, they said in a study.

The study led by Washington University and University of Texas, US, is published in the journal Nature Communications.