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Images courtesy of Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise, Idaho.
Cranial ultrasound uses reflected sound waves to produce pictures of the brain and the inner fluid chambers (ventricles) through which cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flows. This test is most commonly done on babies to evaluate complications of premature birth.
Figure 1 shows a normal brain of a newborn baby. Figure 2 shows an area of bleeding in a premature newborn baby.
Current as of: February 19, 2016
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Howard Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology
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