Comparative study of magnetic resonance and CT scan imaging in cases of severe head injury

Acta Neurochir Suppl (Wien). 1992;55:8-10. doi: 10.1007/978-3-7091-9233-7_3.

Abstract

The distribution, frequency, and appearance of head injuries were evaluated with MRI and CT in a prospective study of 155 patients with acute (n = 124) and chronic (n = 31) head injuries. MRI was significantly more sensitive than CT in the detection of intraaxial injury at any stage. In severe cases, central structure lesions were detected in approximately 80% of patients. Severity on admission was compatible with MR findings. However it was difficult to decide on neurobehavioural prognosis from initial MRI findings only.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Brain / pathology
  • Brain Concussion / diagnosis
  • Brain Concussion / surgery
  • Brain Damage, Chronic / diagnosis*
  • Brain Damage, Chronic / surgery
  • Brain Injuries / diagnosis*
  • Brain Injuries / surgery
  • Cerebral Cortex / injuries
  • Cerebral Cortex / pathology
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / diagnosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / surgery
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Head Injuries, Closed / diagnosis*
  • Head Injuries, Closed / surgery
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*