Ultrasound for the Brain
Sound waves are used in ultrasound imaging of the head to create images of the brain and cerebrospinal fluid. It’s most typically done on infants whose skulls haven’t fully developed. Blood flow in the brain’s major arteries is assessed using a transcranial Doppler ultrasonography. Ultrasound is a safe, non-invasive procedure that does not involve the use of ionizing radiation. An anterior fontanelle approach with both coronal and sagittal scans is the current standard technique for doing neuro sonography. Because of the anterior fontanelle’s relatively big size and acoustic window, the anterior fontanelle approach provides the most easily accessible view and displays the best anatomic detail.