Role of Computed Tomography in the Evaluation of Head Trauma
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 1, Pages 1794-1815
Abstract“CT is the single most informative diagnostic modality in the evaluation of a patient with a head injury. Besides facilitating rapid implementation it can demonstrate significant primary traumatic injuries including extradural, Subdural, intracerebral haematomas, subarachnoid and intraventricular haemorrhages, skull fractures, cerebral oedema, contusions and cerebral herniations. The present day scanners, due to refined technology, can further help in diagnosing diffuse axonal injuries which were never thought before. Contribution of CT is crucial to complete injury assessment and forms the basis of patientmanagement”3.
Fortunately a perceptible change has occurred in the past 25 years. A sense of urgency is now discernable and a determination to improve results is increasingly visible. “Today it is clearly recognized that trauma can be identified, evaluated and often prevented. The effects of trauma can be ameliorated and lives saved.”
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