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Child's brain illustration copyright 2000 by Nucleus
Communications, Inc. All rights reserved.
courtesy of Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise, Idaho.
Cranial ultrasound uses reflected sound waves to produce pictures of the brain and the inner fluid chambers (ventricles) through which cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flows. This test is most commonly done on babies to evaluate complications of premature birth.
Figure 1 shows a normal brain of a newborn baby. Figure 2 shows an area
of bleeding in a premature newborn baby.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerHoward Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology
Current as ofFebruary 19, 2016
Current as of:
February 19, 2016
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Howard Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology
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