Transfontanellar Doppler imaging was until recently an emerging new diagnostic modality that was not widely used in clinical practice. Dr. A. Couture and Dr. C. Veyrac have pioneered and incessantly developed the tech and neonatal brain scanning until it has now been matured into an nique of prenatal indispensable tool for the correct management of infants. Building upon the technical progress in the manufacturing of scanning probes and ultrasonic equipment, the authors have been able to accumulate a unique and exceptional body of knowledge on fetal and neonatal brain scanning. Their book provides exquisite information not only on the normal neonatal brain, but also on the various pathological conditions and malformations involving the fetal and neonatal brain as provided by ultrasound examination. The book contains numerous illustrative examples, selected from the outstanding personal files of the authors. Transfontanellar Doppler imaging, because of its great impact on the management of neonates suspected of brain abnormalities, should be available to all pediatric and general radiologists involved in brain scanning in the pediatric age group. They, and also neurologists and neurosurgeons, will find this volume a unique source of information and knowledge. I congratulate the editors on their outstanding performance and I wish this volume great success within the medical community. Leuven ALBERT L. BAERT Preface Alain Couture belongs to the breed of pioneers. This requires several unusual traits: orginality, tenacity and vision, and of course hard work.
- The message of this book is that transcranial Doppler imaging has an important role to play both in the explanation of fetal and neonatal brain injury and in the clinical evaluation
- Color Doppler improves diagnosis, while pulsed Doppler best evaluates prognosis
- This profusely illustrated book will be of interest to all with a special interest in normal and abnormal perinatal events
Table of Contents
1 Doppler US: Technical Implications 2 Color and Pulsed Doppler in Normal Neonatal Brain 3 Intracranial Hemorrhage 4 Hydrocephalus and Hemodynamics 5 Pulsed Color Doppler and Anoxo-Ischemic Cerebral Damage 6 Pericerebral Collection 7 Sinus Thrombosis 8 Hemodynamics and Intracranial Infections 9 Neonatal and Fetal Brain Malformations 10 QUIZ (6 Cases) Subject Index List of Contributors