Magnetic resonance and ultrasound brain imaging in preterm infants

Early Hum Dev. 2005 Mar;81(3):263-71. doi: 10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2005.01.004.


Cranial ultrasonography has been used to identify brain injury in preterm neonates for more than two decades. More recently, magnetic resonance imaging has been used to evaluate brain development and pathology in these infants. In this review we describe how well findings from these two imaging modalities agree with histology findings and neuro-developmental outcome. In addition, we discuss studies comparing ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging findings.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Brain Injuries / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Premature / physiology*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Ultrasonography