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Sonography in Neonatal Brain Imaging

Imaging of the brain in full-term neonates: does sonography still play a role?
By Daneman A, Epelman M, Blaser S, Jarrin JR
"To date the literature comparing the usefulness of US and MR examinations of the neonatal brain suggests that US is not as effective a modality as MR. While MR imaging may reveal abnormalities of the brain more floridly than sonography, authors believe that sonography remains an extremely useful modality for evaluation of the full-term neonatal brain and it is probably a more accurate modality in this age group than the current literature suggests. Further prospective studies comparing sonographic and MR imaging findings are required to document the accuracy of sonography better and to help us define the role of this modality better. Such studies may help select which patients really require MR imaging."
Sonography in Neonatal Brain Imaging Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Thursday, May 25, 2006 Rating: 5

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