CT Scan (Head)
What is CT Scan (Head)?
The Computed Tomography (CT) Head is an imaging procedure where rotating beams of X-rays are used to create a detailed three-dimensional image of the head to detect damage or other disorders of the brain, skull, and other related areas of the head.
It’s a common test used to detect serious head injury, stubborn headaches, brain and skull birth defects, brain diseases, and stroke. The doctor may suggest a CT scan of the brain if one experiences symptoms indicating a problem in the brain such as seizures or epilepsy, altered or double vision, memory loss, and loss of sensation of touch.
The machine is noisy, however, the test is painless. A person who has had a stroke has a better chance of recovery when examined and treated early.
Why is CT Scan (Head) done?
- • To detect the fracture of the skull or damage to the brain due to trauma • To detect any internal bleeding in the brain • To determine the risk of stroke or location of blockage in blood flow causing a stroke • To detect the presence of diseases like hydrocephalus • To detect the inflammation of the meninges (covering of the brain and spine) • To detect the presence of tumors (abnormal growths) and guide treatment procedures for it • To guide fine needle biopsy procedures