Emergency CT Scans of the Head: A Practical Atlas
This well-organized, easy-to-use atlas of head CT scans serves as a teaching and reference tool for the emergency department physician. Subtle findings that can be missed by non-radiologists are emphasized. There are nine abundantly illustrated chapters, covering topics which range from the essentials of CT scans of the head to trauma, infections, and selected pediatric conditions. In addition, two appendices show normal anatomy for comparison.
... This is the first text on CT of the head written by an emergency physician, for emergency and primary care physicians. ... Presented in an atlas format with more than 250 CT images and diagrams. ... Includes quick reference tables on neurological and radiographic differential diagnosis on the endsheets. ... Covers the essentials of CT, including the use of it vs. MRI, and variants and artifacts. ... Explains the technical aspects and physics of CT scans. ... A checklist indicates what physicians should ask when looking at a scan.
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ESSENTIALS OF CT SCANS TO THE HEAD
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abnormality abscess acute hemorrhage Acute SDH acute subdural hematoma adjacent aneurysm angioma appearance aqueduct arachnoid associated atrophy basal ganglia Bone window brain calcification cavum cerebellar cerebellopontine angle Chronic SDH cistern clot colloid cyst Contrast enhanced contusion cortex cortical sulci CT images CT scan cystic demonstrates dilatation effacement enlargement Ependymoma epidural hematoma extra-axial falx FIGURE focal fourth ventricle frontal horns frontal lobe glioma gray matter hydrocephalus hyperdense hypodense image number Infections inhomogeneous inner table insular stripe intra-axial intracerebral hemorrhage intracranial intraventricular isodense lateral ventricles located lymphoma malformation mass effect meninges Meningioma Metastases middle cerebral artery middle cranial fossa midline Neoplasm Noteworthy Point obstructive Patient periventricular posterior fossa prominent right frontal sagittal sinus scout view seen skull fracture space occupying lesion subarachnoid hemorrhage subarachnoid space subcortical subdural hematoma subtle sulci suprasellar surrounding edema Sylvian fissure temporal horns tentorium third ventricle trauma tumors usually vascular venous ventricular white matter