Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 42, Issue 5, pp 606–619 | Cite as

Neonatal ischemic brain injury: what every radiologist needs to know

  • Chaitra A. Badve
  • Paritosh C. Khanna
  • Gisele E. IshakEmail author
Pictorial Essay


We present a pictorial review of neonatal ischemic brain injury and look at its pathophysiology, imaging features and differential diagnoses from a radiologist’s perspective. The concept of perinatal stroke is defined and its distinction from hypoxic-ischemic injury is emphasized. A brief review of recent imaging advances is included and a diagnostic approach to neonatal ischemic brain injury is suggested.


MRI Hypoxic–ischemic encephalopathy Perinatal arterial stroke Sinovenous thrombosis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chaitra A. Badve
    • 1
  • Paritosh C. Khanna
    • 1
  • Gisele E. Ishak
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of RadiologySeattle Children’s Hospital and University of Washington Medical CenterSeattleUSA

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