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Interpretation of Emergency Head CT
A Practical Handbook

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  • Date Published: October 2008
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  • isbn: 9780511421136

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  • 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.

    • Introductory section shows cranial anatomy to help with diagnosis
    • Wide spectrum of disorders and clinical problems included
    • Clear concise descriptions of diagnostic features, relevant to all clinicians requesting CT head scans
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    • Date Published: October 2008
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511421136
    • contains: 145 b/w illus.
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    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.

  • Authors

    Erskine J. Holmes, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading
    Erskine J. Holmes is a Specialist Registrar in Emergency Medicine, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading.

    Anna C. Forrest-Hay, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
    Anna C. Forrest-Hay is a Specialist Registrar in Emergency Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.

    Rakesh R. Misra, Wycombe Hospital, Buckinghamshire
    Rakesh R. Misra is a Consultant Radiologist at Wycombe Hospital, Buckinghamshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

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