Journal Article

Imaging the term neonatal brain

S Todd Sorokan, Ann L Jefferies and Steven P Miller

in Paediatrics & Child Health

Published on behalf of Canadian Paediatric Society

Volume 23, issue 5 Published in print July 2018 | ISSN: 1205-7088
Published online July 2018 | e-ISSN: 1918-1485 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/pch/pxx161
Imaging the term neonatal brain

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Abstract

Brain imaging is important for the diagnosis and management of sick term neonates. Although ultrasound and computed tomography may provide some information, magnetic resonance imaging is now the brain imaging modality of choice because it is the most sensitive technique for detecting and quantifying brain abnormalities and does not expose infants to radiation. This statement describes the principles, roles and limitations of these three imaging modalities and makes recommendations for appropriate use in term neonates. The primary focus is the brain of term infants with neonatal encephalopathy, many of whom are diagnosed with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy.

Keywords: Brain imaging; Encephalopathy; Newborn

Journal Article.  5728 words. 

Subjects: Neonatology ; Primary Care ; Child and Adolescent Psychiatry ; Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology ; Developmental Psychology

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