Ultrasound of the Pediatric Brain

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What you'll learn

Diagnostic ultrasound is a rapidly evolving imaging technology that is utilized in both industrialized and developing countries. Since its introduction, its application was widespread in anatomical imaging, blood flow measurement, and evaluation of physiology in almost all aspects of medicine. The ultrasound imaging technique has replaced or complemented a large number of radiographic and nuclear medicine procedures and has opened new diagnostic investigation areas. A good medical practice requires ultrasonography practitioners to consider the risks and benefits of diagnostic examinations and to take all proper measures to ensure maximum patient benefit with minimum risk.

Health care professionals should have adequate and thorough knowledge of ultrasound equipment, indications, contraindications, and how to use ultrasound, which is very important for diagnosing and reducing the risk of further complications. Pediatric head ultrasound is one of the ultrasound techniques. It is a routine procedure used to diagnose conditions related to premature birth and avoid the development of complications in babies born prematurely. This module teaches you how to prepare for and perform an ultrasound examination of the pediatric brain and assess the common developmental defects.

The interactive simulator provides three scan scenarios that cover different situations you might encounter in the clinical environment. Online simulations enable students and practitioners to build or refresh knowledge and cognitive skills and offer a safe practice environment to prepare for the real clinical world. Simulations also allow you to try out procedures that you might not otherwise experience. This module is ideal if you study for the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) registry exams.

Who should attend?

  • General practitioners
  • Primary care physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate students in medicine
  • Nurses
  • Life science graduates
  • Radiology technicians

Key concepts covered include:

An overview of

  • The protocols for ultrasound assessment of the neonatal brain
  • Additional considerations when imaging patients in the neonatal intensive care unit
  • How to identify on images the common developmental defects in the neonatal brain, neural tube defects, and neonatal brain lesions

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