oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - The use of computed tomography in brain damage testing
|Article Title||The use of computed tomography in brain damage testing|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Radiology, University of the Orange Free State|
|Publication Date||Jan 1982|
|Pages||5 - 7|
|Keyword(s)||Biconvex area, Cerebral atrophy, Extradural haemorrhage, Fenestration, Fractures of facial bones, Intracerebral haemorrhage, Isodence subdural haematoma, Neurological damage, Oedema and Septum pellucidum|
Since the development of computed axial tomography (C.T.) it is now possible to obtain an accurate assessment of the condition of the brain without utilizing invasive procedures. The only harm in C.T. scanning lies in the radiation dose, which is slightly more than that of a routine skull X-ray series. The amount of information gained by C.T. scanning however outweighs any other disadvantages.
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