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Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging (MRI) of the newborn brain has provided vast insight into the normal developing brain. MRI has also yielded important insights into the timing, mechanisms and the prognostic significance of neonatal brain injury. However, a number of practical limitations remain while preparing and managing the critically ill infant to safely complete optimal MR imaging. Furthermore, the interpretation of the study requires a multidisciplinary team of experienced clinicians with thorough knowledge of the unique aspects of the newborn brain. In this review, we examine the application and utility of brain MRI for preterm and term infants and those with diagnosis of perinatal stroke and congenital heart disease (CHD).

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Mrelashvili, A., Inder, T., de Vries, L., Miller, S. ., & Ferriero, D. (2022). The Value of Magnetic Resonance Imaging for the Newborn Brain. Journal of the International Child Neurology Association, 1(1).


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