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The different tissues have a variable acoustic impedance and send echoes back to the transducer, which displays them as waves of variable height or as points of light of varying intensity. In this way, one can obtain images of choroid plexuses, ventricles, and central nuclear masses. Usually several coronal and parasagittal views are obtained by placing the transducer over open fontanelles or the thin calvarium of an infant. Intracerebral and subdural hemorrhages, mass lesions, and congenital defects can readily be visualized.

Acute intoxication with high levels of drugs such as barbiturates can produce this sort of isoelectric EEG (Fig. 2-3I). Moreover, in the absence of nervous system depressants or extreme degrees of hypothermia, a record that is “flat” (less than 2 mV except for artifacts) over all parts of the head is almost always a result of profound cerebral hypoxia or ischemia or of trauma and raised intracranial pressure. ” The brain of such a patient is largely necrotic, and there is no chance of neurologic recovery.

The terms T1 CHAPTER 2 SPECIAL TECHNIQUES FOR NEUROLOGIC DIAGNOSIS and T2 refer to the time constants for proton relaxation; these may be altered to highlight certain features of tissue structure. In the T1-weighted image, the CSF appears dark and the cortical border and cortical– white matter junction are well defined, as in CT images, whereas T2-weighted images show the CSF as white. T2weighted images highlight alterations in white matter such as infarction, demyelination, and edema (Table 2-3).

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