Interpretation of Emergency Head CT is an invaluable quick reference to the key aspects of the head CT. It provides the clinician with an easy-to-use 'ABCs' system to analyse any head CT scan that may be encountered in the acute setting. Section 1 contains both a comprehensive section on radiological anatomy of the brain showing cranial anatomy overlaid onto CT images and technical details of CT imaging in a simplified form. Section 2 covers the wide gamut of conditions that are likely to be encountered in acute medical practice. Pitfalls are highlighted and tips are included to assist the recognition of important signs, along with ways to distinguish other pathologies with a similar appearance. This is an excellent practical resource for all clinicians who utilise CT scans of the head as part of their patient management.
Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction; Part I. Fundamentals of CT Imaging: History; Technical details; Windowing and grey scale; Tissue characteristics; Image artifacts; Important anatomical; Considerations; Part II. Reviewing a CT Scan: Acute Stroke; Haemorrhagic stroke; Subdural haematoma; Extradural haematoma; Subarachnoid haemorrhage; Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis; Contusions; Skull fractures; Meningitis; Raised intracranial pressure; Hydrocephalus; Abscesses; Arteriovenous malformation; Solitary lesions; Multiple lesions; Self assessment section; Appendices: Differential diagnosis of intracerebral lesions; CT guidelines for head trauma; Proposed algorithm for the emergency management of acute stroke; Information required prior to neurosurgical referral.