Intracranial Hemorrhage Imaging

Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 2018 Oct;39(5):441-456. doi: 10.1053/j.sult.2018.01.003. Epub 2018 Feb 27.


Intracranial hemorrhage is a medical event frequently encountered in the clinical practice of radiology that has significant potential for patient morbidity and mortality. The expedient and accurate identification of intracranial hemorrhage as well as elucidation of the underlying cause can assist in optimizing the care of these patients. In this review, we attempt to familiarize the reader with the imaging appearance of multiple types of intracranial hemorrhage, both intra-axial and extra-axial and utilizing both computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, as well as to provide a framework for assessment of the underlying cause of the hemorrhage.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Brain / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Hemorrhages / diagnostic imaging*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*