This reference provides an authoritative overview of the role of ultrasonography and MR imaging technologies in the examination and assessment of the central nervous system of the fetus and neonate. Spanning advancements in fetal ultrasound, in-utero MR, the imaging of the neonatal brain, and the analysis of normal and abnormal brain development, this guide paints a vivid picture of the utilization and development of imaging technologies in modern prenatal and pediatric medicine.
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AN OVERVIEW OF NORMAL AND ABNORMAL BRAIN DEVELOPMENT. Early Development of the Neural Tube. The Supratentorial Brain. The Infratentorial Brain. Studies of Malformations of the Posterior Fossa. Imaging Developmental Brain Abnormalities in Children. FETAL NEUROIMAGING. Ultrasound Methods and Anatomy. Developmental Abnormalities of the Brain Shown by Ultrasound. MR Methods and Anatomy. In Utero Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Developmental Abnormalities of the Fetal CNS. The Balance Between MR and US. In Utero Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Developmental Abnormalities of the Fetal Cerebellum. NEONATAL NEUROIMAGING. Neonatal Cranial Ultrasound. MR of the Neonatal Brain. Neonatal Hypoxic Ischaemic Brain Injury. Imaging Intracranial Haemorrhagic in the Neonate and Infant. NEW HORIZONS. Advance in Fetal Ultrasound. Expected developments in in-utero MR of the Fetal Central Nervous System. Emerging Options for Imaging Neonatal Anatomy and Function. Incubators for MR Use. The Role of MR Imaging Post-Mortem in the Fetus and Neonate