Although the WFNS classification regarding patients with mild traumatic brain injuries provides their investigation via CT scan or skull X-ray and hospitalization for 3-6 hours or 24 hours if those are negative, the patients included in this study were investigated using the CT scan in 52.
The paraclinical investigations, skull X-ray and head CT scan, are used in similar proportions.
Patient's investigations in the ED were carried out by skull X-rays and CT scans in approximately equal proportions, with a slightly higher incidence of CT scans.
A study of 99 children seen for head trauma at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Glasgow, Scotland, found, as expected, that skull x-rays
are not helpful in evaluating these children.
But whereas once we relied on a skull X-ray
, now we have extremely accurate scans that can spot a haematoma when it's still quite small.
I'll pay for a full neurological examination, including a scan and a skull X-ray
She said: "I didn't do a skull X-ray
because I felt no swelling.