Newborn Infant Ultrasounds

Definitions and examples of Newborn Infant Ultrasounds are presented in two views.


What are Ultrasounds for Newborn Infants?

An ultrasound of a newborn infant uses high frequency sound waves to create a live image from inside of the newborn’s body. It is a painless test that is very commonly used in the medical field today. An ultrasound is also sometimes referred to as a sonogram, diagnostic sonography, or ultrasonography. The medical professional that performs an ultrasound is called a sonographer.

newborn infant ultrasound in two views

As an ultrasound uses sound waves rather than radiation, it is regarded as being a safe scan. Because of this, it is the preferred method to use during pregnancy.

An ultrasound diagnoses problems with internal organs, blood vessels, and soft tissue structures within the body. Although generally associated with being used during pregnancy, an ultrasound is used to examine many other parts of the body including the gallbladder, liver, kidneys, pancreas, bladder, and many other internal structures.

Reasons for a Newborn Infant Ultrasound:

Ultrasounds are used for a multitude of reasons. A physician may order an ultrasound of a newborn infant to check for abnormalities of the internal organs.

A newborn infant’s ultrasound can be used to guide doctors or surgeons during a procedure, such as a biopsy. They are important in planning for certain types of therapy and surgery, as well as in the aftermath to determine whether treatment is working.

Ultrasounds can be used to detect cysts, obstructions, and infections in the body. They can also measure blood flow in the arteries to detect blockages.

An ultrasound may be used to check for certain cancers in various different ways including to detect abnormal tumors, growths or lumps.

A Newborn Infant Ultrasound may help diagnose (find):

An ultrasound of a newborn infant may help check for abnormalities in the brain. A cranial ultrasound can evaluate an infant’s large or increased head size and detect infection in or around the brain.

An infant’s ultrasound is often requested after a premature birth to check for complications including bleeding in the brain.

A newborn infant ultrasound may be used if the infant was in the breech position.

Ultrasounds of a newborn infant are used when physicians suspect a hip deformity called developmental dysplasia of the hip.

newborn twins in Ultrasound

Above: It's twins! Check out more ultrasound images of twins here.

Getting a Newborn Infant Ultrasound:

Before the Ultrasound
During the Ultrasound
After the Ultrasound


Two Views of human embryo Ultrasound

Above: Capturing images of a embryo's growth and development is just one reason doctors order an ultrasound.

Two Views of a premature newborn Ultrasound

Above: Fetal ultrasounds are continually developing in technology. But this fuzzy image still helps doctors and mothers.

first Ultrasound

Above: The most common obstetric ultrasounds are a baby's first picture.

baby's face Ultrasound

Above: See the face of the baby in this ultrasound?

newborn ultrasound measurement from Two Views

Another measurement of a newborn in the ovary.

Two Views of fetus measurement Ultrasound

Above: Measuring certain parts of a pregancy can be seen in this newborn ultrasound.

Two Views of new pregnancy Ultrasound

Above: Ultrasounds are oftern used to check the beginning stages of a pregnancy.

Two Views of Ultrasound test

Above: Patient receiving an ultrasound test.

Two Views of newborn Ultrasound head

Above: Measuring the head of a newborn in mother's womb.

pushing newborn Ultrasound

Above: Ultrasound of a newborn pushing up against mom's tummy.

Two Views of Ultrasound newborn

Above: Anyone want to submit a caption for this ultrasound?


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