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Rezaee Azandariani A, Esnaashari M, Maghsoodi F, Esna-Ashari F. Neonatal Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings and Its Relationship with Demographic Characteristics of Neonates. Avicenna J Clin Med. 2019; 26 (2) :118-124
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1- Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, Besat Hospital, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
2- Resident, Department of Radiology, Besat Hospital, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran , masoudesnaashari@yahoo.com
3- General Practitioner, School of Medicine, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
4- Associate Professor, Department of Social Medicine, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
Abstract:   (1995 Views)
Background and Objective: Neonatal neurological diseases are characterized by a range of clinical symptoms and signs that can be confirmed by Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in some cases. This study aimed to examine the neonatal cerebral MRI descriptively.
Materials and Methods: In this comparative cross-sectional study, 69 MRI neonatal images were analyzed from January to April 2019. These images were extracted from the archives of the MRI Center affiliated to Besat Hospital, Hamadan, Iran. Moreover, demographic characteristics of the infants, including age, gender, birth rank, consanguineous marriage among their parents, as well as initial and final diagnosis were extracted and analyzed in this study.
Results: According to the results, 65.4% of the infants were male, and the mean age of the neonates was obtained at 13±9.9 days. The initial and final diagnoses confirmed the seizure in most cases. In general, the MRI results were completely normal in 60.9% of the neonates. There was no significant relationship between the variables studied and abnormal MRI results in the cases.
Conclusion: In total, 39.1% of the MRI cases were abnormal. According to the results, the most common reason for MRI was a seizure. Moreover, the rate of abnormal MRI findings in seizures was found to be 16.7 %. This finding is different from the results of other studies, which may be due to differences in the pattern of the initial diagnosis
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Radiology

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