Timing of Ultrasound Examinations

  • Gerda Meijler
  • Sylke J. Steggerda


To obtain optimal information from CUS serial, carefully timed examinations are essential, in both preterm and in sick full-term infants. If timing is not optimally chosen, time intervals between CUS examinations are too long, or CUS examinations are discontinued too early, important information and/or injury may be missed. On the other hand, if the quality of CUS is good, timing is well chosen, proper transducers are used and, in the case of preterm birth, serial examinations are continued until term equivalent age (TEA); most clinically relevant abnormalities will be detected.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerda Meijler
    • 1
  • Sylke J. Steggerda
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeonatologyIsala Women and Children’s HospitalZwolleThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of NeonatologyLeiden University Medical CenterLeidenThe Netherlands

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