Ultrasonic evaluation of intracranial pathology in infants: A new technique

K. Haber, R. D. Wachter, P. C. Christenson, Y. Vaucher, David Sahn, J. R. Smith

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Abstract

A prospective study has demonstrated the clinical usefulness of water-delay ultrasound as a means of routinely imaging the intracranial contents in infants younger than one year of age. Correlation between ultrasound and CT images was excellent, showing both normal and pathological anatomy. This technique is most helpful in the detection of hydrocephalus and other 'fluid lesions' (subdural hygroma or hematoma, Dandy-Walker cyst, porencephalic cyst) and in evaluation of response to therapy. Because small amounts of intraventricular and subependymal hemorrhage cannot be detected by ultrasound, CT remains the procedure of choice when these conditions are suspected. The water-delay method is accurate and inexpensive, rarely requires patient sedation, and avoids exposure to ionizing radiations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-178
Number of pages6
JournalRadiology
Volume134
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

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Ultrasonics
Dandy-Walker Syndrome
Subdural Effusion
Pathology
Subdural Hematoma
Water
Hydrocephalus
Ionizing Radiation
Cysts
Anatomy
Prospective Studies
Hemorrhage
Therapeutics

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  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Haber, K., Wachter, R. D., Christenson, P. C., Vaucher, Y., Sahn, D., & Smith, J. R. (1980). Ultrasonic evaluation of intracranial pathology in infants: A new technique. Radiology, 134(1), 173-178.

Ultrasonic evaluation of intracranial pathology in infants : A new technique. / Haber, K.; Wachter, R. D.; Christenson, P. C.; Vaucher, Y.; Sahn, David; Smith, J. R.

In: Radiology, Vol. 134, No. 1, 1980, p. 173-178.

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Haber, K, Wachter, RD, Christenson, PC, Vaucher, Y, Sahn, D & Smith, JR 1980, 'Ultrasonic evaluation of intracranial pathology in infants: A new technique', Radiology, vol. 134, no. 1, pp. 173-178.
Haber K, Wachter RD, Christenson PC, Vaucher Y, Sahn D, Smith JR. Ultrasonic evaluation of intracranial pathology in infants: A new technique. Radiology. 1980;134(1):173-178.
Haber, K. ; Wachter, R. D. ; Christenson, P. C. ; Vaucher, Y. ; Sahn, David ; Smith, J. R. / Ultrasonic evaluation of intracranial pathology in infants : A new technique. In: Radiology. 1980 ; Vol. 134, No. 1. pp. 173-178.
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