Nov 09 2011

Top 5 Indications for a CT Scan of the Head Without Contrast

There are five main categories that a CT (CAT) scan of the head without contrast can view well. They are listed below:

– Hemorrhage
– Sinuses
– Midline shift
– Bones
– Ventricles/Empty space

Of course these structures are visualized on other imaging modalities, but a CT without contrast is able to see them particularly well. A good list to keep in mind when choosing an imaging modality! Plus, it keeps the kidneys happy.

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