Neuroimaging in neonatal encephalopathy

Manikandasamy Veluchamy


Neonatal encephalopathy (NE) is a significant problem and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. NE can result from diverse etiologies. Identifying the etiology of NE can guide us in giving appropriate treatment. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the most common modality of neuroimaging used in evaluation of NE. Conventional MRI sequences along with advanced MRI techniques such as magnetic resonance spectroscopy and diffusion weighted imaging are useful in identifying the etiology of NE. This review elaborates the role of MRI in various etiologies of NE.


Neonatal encephalopathy, Etiology, Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, Magnetic resonance imaging, Diffusion weighted imaging

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