Brain and CTA

A CT scan of the brain is the most common investigation in the setting of trauma. Bleeding is detected which may require neurosurgical intervention.
 
Non-traumatic causes of bleeds are also best assessed by CT.
 
A CT scan can be done with iodinated contrast material to look for infection or tumours.
 
High definition scans will detect skull and facial bone fractures and sinus disease.
 
A CTA (CT angiogram)  is a special investigation to evaluate the intracranial vessels. Typically we would be looking for aneurysms or other vascular abnormalities.

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