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Neonatal Cerebral Investigation


  • 357 b/w illus. 91 colour illus.
  • Page extent: 310 pages
  • Size: 276 x 219 mm
  • Weight: 1.33 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 618.92/8047543
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: RJ488 .N46 2008
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Pediatric neurology--Diagnosis
    • Newborn infants--Diseases--Diagnosis
    • Brain--Imaging
    • Cerebrovascular Disorders--diagnosis
    • Electroencephalography

Library of Congress Record


 (ISBN-13: 9780521838481)

Neonatal Cerebral Investigation reviews all aspects of the investigation of the neonatal brain, bringing together diagnostic and prognostic information in a highly illustrated and practical text. An introductory section covers the basic principles of ultrasound, EEG, CFM and MR imaging and spectroscopy. These chapters are followed by a detailed review of normal neonatal imaging appearances and normal EEG, artefactual imaging appearances and imaging of various stages of the immature brain. Subsequent chapters discuss pre-term and term screening and review the imaging appearances in a variety of clinical conditions such as suspected seizure, suspected infection and enlarging head. Highly illustrated with over 400 ultrasound and MRI scans and EEG and CFM traces and providing detailed diagnostic and prognostic information on a wide range of clinical problems, Neonatal Cerebral Investigation provides the reader with a comprehensive overview of all aspects of investigation of the newborn baby with a potential neurological problem.

• Provides a full range of scans and pathology of normal brain, enabling the reader to recognise and diagnose all common neonatal brain disorders • Shows scans of immature brain at 2 week intervals, 24 weeks - 36 weeks gestations • Enables comparison between normal appearance and immature brain or any other clinical disorders


Preface; Glossary and abbreviations; 1. Principles of ultrasound; 2. Principles of EEG; 3. Principles of magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy; 4. Normal neonatal imaging appearances; 5. The normal EEG and aEEG; 6. The immature brain; 7. The baby with a suspected seizure; 8. The baby who was depressed at birth; 9. Screening the preterm infant at high risk of brain injury; 10. Common maternal and neonatal conditions that may lead to neonatal brain imaging abnormalities; 11. The baby and the fetus with abnormally large cerebral ventricles; 12. Investigations of the baby with abnormal antenatal brain scan or suspected congenital malformation of the brain; 13. Investigation of the baby with suspected CNS infection; 14. Postmortem imaging; Index.

Prize Winner

BMA Book Awards 2009 - Highly commended


'Neonatal Cerebral Investigation fulfils a key role in educating the neonatologist caring for any infant at high risk of such neurological complications … More than two thirds of the textbook applies a clinically relevant approach based on the fundamentals of the technology and its application in normative development … [It] has set the stage and will serve as a strong introductory text for any neonatologist or neurologist caring for high-risk infants.' The Lancet

'A compendium of methods of investigation of the newborn's brain. … Highly recommended to neonatologists, pediatric neurologists and radiologists.' Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews

'[This book] will be especially useful for neonatologists and neonatal fellows, pediatric neurologists and neuroradiologists since the clinical-pathologic-radiologic correlations are so well done … The imaging quality is superb and the figures are of the highest caliber. The diagnostic review of various problems often includes helpful tables and algorithms for the author's academic approach to these issues … a wonderful book … reflecting the academic experience of senior neonatalogists … This book fills a very important void in the field of neonatology and does so with a superb presentation.' Doody's

'The design of the book is outstanding with a nice big format. There are many beautiful colour illustrations. Even the boring electroencephalogram (EEG) and CFM tracks are coloured and attractive to look at. … An excellent glossary and list of abbreviations in the beginning of the book are most useful. … the three editors have produced an excellent book.' Acta Pædiatrica


Geraldine B. Boylan, Ernest B. Cady, Enrico De Vita, Jeremy C. Hebden, Andrew B. Kapetanakis, Deirdre Murray

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