Radiological diagnosis of head injuries with a CT-Scan
Why conduct a head CT?
Head CT scans are important for detecting brain diseases and diagnosing tumours. The images can help a doctor prepare for surgery. Usually, a head CT is used to provide an initial diagnosis. Another reason can be a check-up on how well a received treatment is working. Reasons that call for a head CT include: strokes, head injuries following accidents, skull fractures, brain tumours, cerebral haemorrhages, cerebral infarcts, vascular malformations, aneurysms or swelling of the brain.
The course of the examination
Prior to the CT, the doctor informs the patient comprehensively about the procedure as well as any possible risks or side effects. Additionally, the physicians make sure that the patient does not have any medical conditions that could interfere with the…