How are infant brain bleeds and intracranial hemorrhages diagnosed?

Most infant brain bleeds–patricularly subdural hemorrhages and subarachnoid hemorrhages–are diagnosed with head imaging. The best method of detection for a brain bleed is through brain imaging studies via CT scan (computed tomography) or an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), which can detect blood within the skull. A CT scan uses x-rays and computer software to generate pictures of structures inside the baby’s brain. MRI uses magnetic waves to generate pictures of the brain. Occasionally, ultrasonography and testing of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) are performed to detect and diagnose an intracranial hemorrhage. In order to prevent further brain damage and provide early treatment, it is critical to diagnose intracranial hemorrhages as soon as possible.


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If you believe your loved one’s intracranial hemorrhage and/or birth injury was the result of medical malpractice, we encourage you to reach out to our team of Detroit, Michigan birth injury attorneys. During your free legal consultation, our birth trauma attorneys, nurses, and professionals will help you understand the nature of your loved one’s injuries if medical negligence occurred, and what your legal options are. Should we take on your birth injury case, you will never be charged until we win or settle in your favor. Contact the trusted birth trauma lawyers at Reiter & Walsh ABC Law Centers in whichever way best suits your needs:

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