3D Imaging Could Improve Detection of Children Affected by Prenatal Alcohol

According to a study conducted through the NIAAA-funded Collaborative Initiative on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (CIFASD), three-dimensional (3-D) imaging could allow earlier identification of children at risk for cognitive deficits from heavy prenatal alcohol exposure, especially those who lack the classic facial characteristics of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS).  The computerized image analysis can detect subtle changes in facial features that can occur when children are exposed to alcohol before birth.

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