The diagnosis of head injury requires a classification based on computed axial tomography

J Neurotrauma. 1992 Mar;9 Suppl 1:S287-92.


The introduction of structural imaging of the brain by computed tomography (CT) scans and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has further refined classification of head injury for prognostic, diagnosis, and treatment purposes. We describe a new classification scheme to be used both as a research and a clinical tool in association with other predictors of neurologic status.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Brain Injuries / classification*
  • Brain Injuries / diagnostic imaging*
  • Brain Injuries / pathology
  • Craniocerebral Trauma / classification*
  • Craniocerebral Trauma / diagnostic imaging*
  • Craniocerebral Trauma / pathology
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Prognosis
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*
  • Treatment Outcome