Original Articles: CME ArticleNavigating the Neonatal Brain Through the Base of the Skull: An Effective Sonographic Teaching ToolAngtuaco, Teresita L. MD, FACRAuthor Information From the Professor of Radiology, Radiologic Technology, and the Obsetetrics and Gynecology Director, Division of Imaging, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas. Received for publication February 4, 2004; accepted February 10, 2004. The author has disclosed that she has no interests in or significant relationships with any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity. Reprints: Teresita L. Angtuaco, MD, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Department of Radiology #581, 4301 W. Markham, Little Rock, AR 72205-7199 (e-mail: AngtuacoTeresitaL@uams.edu). Ultrasound Quarterly: June 2004 - Volume 20 - Issue 2 - p 38-44 Buy Take the CE Test Abstract Abstract: The neonatal head is routinely evaluated with ultrasound within hours after birth. The most common images obtained are coronal and sagittal views using the anterior fontanel as a window. Routine scanning protocols should include representative images of intracranial structures that are reproducible from one examination to another. The shape of the base of the skull can provide landmarks that can ensure reproducibility of examinations using a minimum of 11 images. The use of these landmarks makes it possible to have a consistent technique to localize anatomic structures and pathology in both planes. © 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.