The role and limitation of CT in craniocerebral trauma

  • Krishna C.V.G. Rao
    Address all correspondence to Krishna C. V. G. Rao, M.D., Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Division of Neuroradiology, University of Maryland Hospital, 22 South Greene Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.
    Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Division of Neuroradiology, University of Maryland Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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      CT is being utilized more often in evaluation of craniofacial and craniovertebral trauma. It is far superior to conventional pluri-directional tomography, since not only the complex fracture but also communication with the orbital or cranial contents can be demonstrated. The extent of softtissue trauma can also be better evaluated. However, there are limitations in utilizing CT as the sole modality in evaluating craniocerebral trauma. This article deals with the limitations of utilizing CT alone in evaluation of trauma.
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