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Ultrasound for Identification of Brain Damage in Infants and Young Children

  • R. F. Heimburger
  • F. J. Fry
  • T. D. FranklinJr.
  • R. C. Eggleton
  • E. Gresham

Abstract

Infant skulls do not provide the severe barrier to ultrasound diagnosis that the adult skull does. Improved ultrasound instrumentation has made it possible to visualize the brains of infants and small children in detail, through the intact skull, non-invasively and non-accumulatively. This has decreased the hesitancy of physicians to request diagnostic brain studies on seriously ill babies, particularly premature and neonatal ones. The ability to provide considerable diagnostic information in children through age 3 1/2 or 4 years, when diploe start to appear in the parietal bones, adds to the usefulness of two-dimensional ultrasound brain visualization.

Keywords

Lateral Ventricle Brain Damage Midline Structure Choroid Plexus Papilloma Left Lateral Ventricle 
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© American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. F. Heimburger
    • 1
  • F. J. Fry
    • 1
  • T. D. FranklinJr.
    • 1
  • R. C. Eggleton
    • 1
  • E. Gresham
    • 1
  1. 1.Fortune-Fry Research Laboratory of the Indianapolis Center for Advanced Research, Neurological Surgery Section of the Department of Surgery, and Neonatology Section of the Department of PediatricsIndiana University School of MedicineIndianapolisUSA

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