Posted on 03/16/2017 in Business

Neonatal Cranial Ultrasound - The Basics & Advanced

The Symposium Office, Imperial College London, IRDB, Hammersmith Hospital Du Cane Rd, Shepherd's Bush, London W12 0HS, United Kingdom
£190 - £495
Neonatal Cranial Ultrasound - The Basics & Advanced
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Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Neonatal Cranial Ultrasound – The Basics & Advanced


NCU is a fantastic way to begin your neonatal journey or hone your existing knowledge and be brought right up to date with the very latest developments.

This course is written and delivered by three leading experts in the field:               

(1) Professor Frances Cowan, Senior Lecturer in Perinatal Neurology, Imperial College London and Visiting Professor, University of Bristol;

(2) Dr Gerda van Wezel–Meijler, Paediatrician–neonatologist, Isala Hospitals, The Netherlands;

(3) Professor Linda de Vries, Professor of Neonatal Neurology, Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital, University Medical Centre, 3501 CA Utrecht, The Netherlands

Learning Objectives:

The 1–day Basics is aimed at those who are starting out on their neonatal imaging career and the content will be at a basic level but will cover all aspects of neonatal cranial imaging. It will also serve as great foundation for the Advanced Course.

Additional Information:

Neonatal Cranial Ultrasound – THE BASICS, 22 March 2017

will cover the following topics:

(1) Basic normal and abnormal anatomy;

(2) Use of the machine and understanding of the function of the controls and probes;

(3) Cranial ultrasound in the term infant admitted with early neurological symptoms – HIE and stroke;

(4) Ultrasound imaging of preterm brain injury;

(5) Term infants with later seizure onset / less acute problems;

(6) Doppler blood velocity measurements;

(7) Cases – images and diagnosis discussion;

(8) Cases – discussion about practical difficulties and reporting.

Neonatal Cranial Ultrasound – ADVANCED, 23–24 March 2017

will cover the following topics:

(1) How to scan a baby: standard cranial ultrasound examination and how to use supplemental acoustic windows;

(2) Ultrasound imaging of brain maturation: normal findings versus pathological changes;

(3) MRI in neonatal brain imaging;

(4) Preterm: haemorrhage, PHVD and outcome;

(5) The neonatal cerebellum: normal development and injury;

(6) Preterm: white matter injury;

(7) Metabolic disease – tumours/neurocutaneous disorders;

(8) Assessing asphyxial damage in the term infant;

(9) Congenital abnormalities;

(10) Term focal lesions;

(11) Sinus venous thrombosis and associated lesions;

(12) Doppler measurements of CBFV: how to do and when to use;

(13) Infections;

(14) Protocols for imaging preterm infants of different gestational ages, term infants with HIE, fits, dysmorphisms, floppiness;

(15) Image interpretation assessment quiz;

(16) Case examples – open discussion session. (Delegates are encouraged to bring their own examples of images they have found interesting or perhaps difficult to interpret for group discussion).

Local Organizer:

The Symposium Office, Imperial College London

Enquiries and Registration:

Ms. Georgina Holmes

 44 020 759 421 50



Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Health Professions Education, Imaging, Paediatrics

Contact information:

Hammersmith Hospital, Du Cane Road

W12 ONN London

United Kingdom

Tel: 44 020 75942150

Fax: 44 020 75942155

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