There is a high incidence of hemorrhage in the germinal matrix and ventricular system in premature infants. Existing systems of grading the extent of hemorrhage into germinal matrix and ventricles of premature babies have limitations. It is necessary to consider correlations of structure (neuroanatomy by ultrasound) with function (outcome of patient). It is suggested that a standardized worksheet for evaluation of cranial ultrasound usage in premature infants be adopted. Such a worksheet allows uniformity of data collection and permits a more efficient method for evaluating correlations of structure with function.

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