Child's brain illustration copyright 2000 by Nucleus
Communications, Inc. All rights reserved.
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.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerHoward Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology