Imaging of head trauma

Tarek A Hijaz*, Enzo A. Cento, Matthew T. Walker

*Corresponding author for this work

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This article reviews the fundamental concepts related to the imaging of head trauma, and it is vital for radiologists to have a thorough understanding of the principal imaging findings in this setting and of the underlying mechanisms which are involved. There is a large and continually expanding body of literature on this subject, and imaging technologies and techniques continue to evolve. Radiologists continue to play an integral role in the assessment and care of patients with head trauma, and in order to maintain and strengthen this role, it is incumbent upon them to stay abreast of these developments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-103
Number of pages23
JournalRadiologic clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011


  • CT
  • Cerebral contusion
  • Diffuse axonal injury
  • Head trauma
  • Intracranial hemorrhage
  • MR imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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