Images courtesy of Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise, Idaho.
Cranial ultrasound uses reflected sound waves to make pictures of the brain and the inner fluid chambers (ventricles) through which cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flows. This test is most often done on babies to check for problems from a premature birth.
Figure 1 shows an ultrasound of the normal brain of a newborn baby. Figure 2 shows an ultrasound of an area of bleeding in a premature newborn baby.
Current as of: December 9, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine Howard Schaff MD - Diagnostic Radiology
Medical Review:Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & Howard Schaff MD - Diagnostic Radiology