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Reappraisal of ultrasound imaging of neonatal intravascular catheters.
  1. R J Madar,
  2. S A Deshpande
  1. Newcastle Neonatal Service, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne.


    Ultrasonography was successful in localising the tips of neonatal intravascular catheters and showed their precise relation to the cardiac chambers and major aortic branch vessels in 28 infants. Wherever adequate resources and training are available, this technique may provide a cheaper and non-invasive option, as well as giving additional information, than can be obtained from radiography.

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