Transcranial Doppler Sonography in Neonates

  • Gerda Meijler
  • Sylke J. Steggerda


One of the advantages of CUS is the possibility to study cerebral haemodynamics. Transcranial Doppler sonography is an excellent modality for assessment of the cerebral vasculature in the newborn infant and provides useful information about cerebral vascular anatomy. Since it is non-invasive and seen in real time, it is an ideal technique to study blood flow patterns over time and in various clinical situations. The assessment of cerebral blood flow velocities enables the detection of abnormal flow patterns, may provide information regarding the risk of brain injury (for example IVH) and can play a role in determining the severity of brain damage (e.g. in cases with HIE).


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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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