Maturation of echogenicity in preterm striatum

M.M.A Raets, R. De Goederen, RCJ de Jonge, L.A. Ramenghi, I.K.M. Reiss, I.V. Koning, P. Govaert, J. Dudink

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Background and aims Preterm infants are at risk of brain injury. Cranial ultrasound is frequently used in neonatal care to detect and monitor brain injury. Anatomical structures and abnormalities can be distinguished by differences in echogenicity. Our primary objective was to reliably measure sonographic grey values in basal ganglia. Secondary objectives included the influence of gestational age at birth on echogenicity and aspects of deep grey matter change at 30 weeks corrected GA. Methods We prospectively collected CUS-data of 229 preterm infants (
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)A399
JournalArchives of Disease in Childhood
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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