Performing Cranial Ultrasound Examinations
Preterm infants and sick full-term infants are examined in their incubator while maintaining monitoring of vital functions (see also Chap. 2 and Fig. 1.1). It is recommended that the CUS examination is performed with only the incubator windows open to avoid temperature loss. Manipulation of the infant (with the exception of minor adjustments) is rarely necessary while scanning through the anterior fontanel. Older infants and full-term, well neonates can be examined in their cot or car seat or on an adult’s lap (Fig. 3.1).
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