Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D.
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10 mm thick unenhanced axial slices of head and posterior fossa.
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Anytime you consider giving contrast in a Head CT, you should instead consider doing an MRI.
Indications for contrast in a Head CT: intracranial mass, intracranial fluid collection, intracranial shift, atypical hemorrhage, vascular malformation, tumor, abscess or empyema, unexplained hydrocephalus looking for tumor or infection, delayed post trauma looking for chronic subdural hematomas, infarction.
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