2000 年 13 巻 1 号 p. 20-26
Echoencephalography is very useful for the examination of the fetus and newborns, because it is easy to perform repeatedly at the beside, it is noninvasive, and it represents a real-time examination. A fetus is usually observed through the mother's body. To evaluate the neonatal brain, the transducer is routinely placed over the fontanelle. In this review article, the anatomy of the brain as visualized using echoencephalography, and the standard echoencephalography planes used are explained, and then some abnormal cases are shown. Finally, the detection of the brain circulation is discussed.