Computed tomography in the evaluation of intracranial aneurysms and subarachnoid hemorrhage

Radiology. 1977 Apr;123(1):85-90. doi: 10.1148/123.1.85.


Computed tomography (CT) is a reliable technique for examining patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage and intracranial aneurysms. Extravasated blood is easily recognized and the location of the ruptured aneurysm may frequently be predicted by its distribution into the subarachnoid spaces and brain parenchyma. CT alleviates the need for repeat angiography while following the patient's clinical evolution since it clearly shows rebleed, edema follwoing vasospasm, and hydrocephalus.

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / complications
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / diagnostic imaging*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Rupture, Spontaneous / complications
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage / diagnostic imaging*
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage / etiology
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*