Neonatal Cerebral Investigation by Janet M. Rennie, Cornelia F. Hagmann, Nicola J. Robertson

By Janet M. Rennie, Cornelia F. Hagmann, Nicola J. Robertson

Neonatal Cerebral research experiences all facets of the research of the neonatal mind, bringing jointly diagnostic and prognostic info in a hugely illustrated and useful textual content. An introductory part covers the fundamental ideas of ultrasound, EEG, CFM and MR imaging and spectroscopy. those chapters are via a close evaluate of ordinary neonatal imaging appearances and general EEG, artefactual imaging appearances and imaging of varied levels of the immature mind. next chapters talk about pre-term and time period screening and evaluate the imaging appearances in quite a few medical stipulations reminiscent of suspected seizure, suspected an infection and enlarging head. hugely illustrated with over four hundred ultrasound and MRI scans and EEG and CFM strains and offering certain diagnostic and prognostic info on a variety of medical difficulties, Neonatal Cerebral research offers the reader with a finished evaluate of all features of research of the child child with a possible neurological challenge.

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