What is brain ultrasound?

Also known as: ultrasound of the brain, cranial ultrasound, head ultrasound.

Ultrasound is a medical imaging test that uses sound waves emanating from a special machine to produce images of the body. The test is frequently used to produce images of infants before they are born. When ultrasound is used to generate images of the brain, this is known as a brain ultrasound.


Reviewed by: Yadira L Martinez-Fernandez, MD

This page was last updated on: 1/29/2019 3:21:13 PM

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