Neonatal Cranial Ultrasonography

  • Gerda Meijler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. The Cranial Ultrasound Procedure

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      Pages 1-1
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  3. Ultrasound Anatomy of the Neonatal Brain

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      Pages 113-113
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  4. Back Matter
    Pages 157-160

About this book

Introduction

Cranial ultrasonography is the most accessible, patient friendly, and cheapest neuroimaging technique on the neonatal ward.  It provides important information on brain maturation in the (preterm) neonate and enables the detection of frequently occurring brain anomalies in both preterm and full term neonates. Furthermore, it can be repeated as often as is necessary.

In this second edition of Neonatal Cranial Ultrasonography, the focus is on the basics of the technique, from patient preparation through to screening strategies and the classification of abnormalities.  Many new ultrasound images have been included to reflect the improvements in image quality since the first edition.  Essential information is provided about both the procedure itself and the normal ultrasound anatomy.  Standard technique using the anterior fontanelle as the acoustic window is described and illustrated, but emphasis is also placed on the value of supplementary acoustic windows.  The compact design of the book makes it an ideal and handy reference that will guide the novice but also provide useful information for the more experienced practitioner. 

Keywords

Brain Brain Anatomy Brain maturation Cranial Ultrasonography Neonate

Authors and affiliations

  • Gerda Meijler
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  1. 1.The Hospital for Sick Children, Department of PaediatricsUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-21320-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-21319-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-21320-5
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