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August 13, 1982

Cranial Ultrasonography of Infants

JAMA. 1982;248(6):760. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03330060084051

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The purpose of this well-illustrated, relatively lengthy (246 pages, including index) text is to acquaint clinicians caring for infants with the uses, advantages, and capabilities of B-mode cranial ultrasonography and to share the experience and knowledge gained by the authors over a three-year period with those radiologists, ultrasonographers, and clinicians interested in cranial ultrasonography. The result achieves the authors' goals and offers a practical and introductory text on B-mode cranial ultrasonography.

Recent technical advances in ultrasound equipment have resulted in numerous publications of cranial ultrasonographic studies in neonatal infants, the bulk of which involve preterm neonates who are at risk for intracranial and intraventricular hemorrhage. Ultrasound images in the coronal and sagittal plane obtained by scanning through the anterior fontanelle are particularly well suited for study of intracranial hemorrhage in neonatal infants and are a great advance in partially understanding what is now recognized as a major problem in the