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This article has been peer reviewed. It is the authors' final version prior to publication in Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Volume 25, Issue 6, November 2009, Pages 331-348. The published version is available at DOI: 10.1177/8756479309347801. Copyright © Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography.


Neurosonography is a critical part of the care of the sick newborn. Sonography is superior to other modalities in imaging of the brain because it can be performed at the bedside, is easily reproducible, and does not require ionizing radiation or sedation. This article refreshes the sonographer in the normal anatomy and appear- ance of the neonatal brain using sonography, as well as some of the more common pathologic conditions that may be encountered.