Journal article

Population-based studies of brain imaging patterns in cerebral palsy

Susan M Reid, Charuta D Dagia, Michael R Ditchfield, John B Carlin, Dinah S Reddihough



AIM: The aim of this study was to review the distribution of neuroimaging findings from a contemporary population cohort of individuals with cerebral palsy (CP) and to facilitate standardization of imaging classification. METHOD: Publications from 1995 to 2012 reporting imaging findings in population cohorts were selected through a literature search, and review of the titles, abstracts, and content of studies. Relevant data were extracted, including unpublished data from Victoria, Australia. The proportions for each imaging pattern were tabulated, and heterogeneity was assessed for all individuals with CP, and for subgroups based on gestational age, CP subtype, and Gross Motor Function Class..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Assessment of the MRI scans in Victoria was funded by the William Henry and Vera Ellen Houston Memorial Trust Fund and the CP Alliance. The Victorian Medical Insurance Agency Ltd and the Victorian Department of Health provided funding for the Victorian Cerebral Palsy Register. Infrastructure support was provided by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program. The first author's doctoral research was supported by a scholarship (2009-2012) from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council.