Imaging of traumatic brain injury: a review of the recent medical literature

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2010 Jan;194(1):16-9. doi: 10.2214/AJR.09.3687.


Objective: This article provides a summary of some of the important articles published during the period 2005-2009 on the topic of imaging findings in head trauma. The intent is to provide the latest information regarding the diagnosis of important abnormalities and new insights into their clinical significance.

Conclusion: With the growing realization that even mild head injury can lead to various types of neurocognitive deficits, medical imaging of brain injury has assumed even greater importance than previously.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Brain Injuries / diagnosis*
  • Diagnostic Imaging*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods