After studying this electronic presentation,
the reader should be able to:
Reflect the technical considerations and implement them into scanning practice;
Understand the location of the standardized imaging planes and to know the main anatomical landmarks;
Become familiar with the different sonographic aspects of the developing human brain;
Know the normal variants;
Recognize the most frequent,
important and clinically relevant pathologies;
Transfer the practical...
In experienced hands,
the ultrasonographic examination is an invaluable tool for neonatal brain assessment,
especially in preterm babies because it can provide a reliable and early diagnosis.
cranial ultrasound has many advantages: safety (lack of ionizing radiation,
no need for sedation),
the fact that it is dynamic and adaptable right to the needs of the moment and that it can be repeated...
Findings and procedure details
A good technique helps to unmask findings,
which would otherwise be missed.
In order to obtain a good image set you can influence some factors:
The choice of an adequate transducer is crucial in order to obtain a good and reliable image.
The transducer type and frequency must be adapted to the size of the head and to the width of the fontanelle.
Usage of both,
The adequate performance and interpretation of cerebral ultrasound is essential in the healthcare of preterm infants.
In order to support the less experienced radiologist on call,
this poster comes with an overview of the appropriate technique,
variants and main pathologies in preterm babies.
For PDF print copies ask authors:
van Wezel-Meijler G.
Neonatal Cranial Ultrasonography: guidelines for the procedure and atlas of normal ultrasound anatomy.
Germany: Springer; 2007.
Neonatal cerebral investigation.
New York: Cambridge University Press; 2008.
Abbot GA et al.
Medical ultrasound safety.
USA: American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine; 2014.
Available at www.aium.org