Cranial ultrasound assessment of gestational age in low birthweight infants

N P Murphy, J Rennie, R W Cooke
1989 Archives of Disease in Childhood  
The anatomical features of the cerebral hemispheres of 97 infants were studied by ultrasonography. A scoring system was devised based on anatomical and ultrasound appearances and compared with gestational age calculated from the date of the mother's last period. There was a significant positive correlation between gestational age and ultrasound score. Cranial ultrasonography is an accurate and reproducible method of assessing gestational age in low birthweight infants.
doi:10.1136/adc.64.4.569 pmid:2665659 pmcid:PMC1791984 fatcat:qqjrpz2wgneqhp77er5kbotsca