Ultrasound (Sonography) of the Brain (Cranial) - Neonatal

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Ultasound of the brain of the newborn or neonatal is an integral part of their treatment in the Neonatal Intesive Care Unit (NICU), it can done through the fontanels of the skull in newborn, because this fontanel are still open and can be use as a window to view the neonatal's brain through ultrasound. The procedure allows rapid evaluation and screening of premature infants for intracranial hemorrhage. It is adanvantage rather than the MRI and CT because it is highly portable, cheap, requires no sedation to patient and has no ionizing radiation.
Ultrasound can also be important in the studies and follow up of hydrocephalus. Cranial sutures also may be evaluated and studied, and assisting in diagnosis of craniosynosotosis (premature suture closure).

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