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Document and Entity Information
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2012
Jul. 31, 2012
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date Jun. 30, 2012  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2012  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2  
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer  
Entity Registrant Name NATUS MEDICAL INC  
Entity Central Index Key 0000878526  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   29,850,974