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Cranial CT Scan

Alternate Names : Computed Tomography, Brain, Computed Tomography, Head, CAT Scan, Brain, CAT Scan, Head, CT Scan, Brain, CT Scan, Head, Computerized Axial Transverse Tomography, CATT

Cranial CT Scan | Preparation & Expectations | Results and Values

What do the test results mean?

A doctor specially trained in analyzing CT images, called a radiologist, will examine the results of the test. He or she will forward a report of the findings to the person's doctor.

A cranial CT can reveal:

  • brain tumors
  • cerebral aneurysms
  • abnormalities in the structures of the brain
  • stroke from cardiogenic embolism, or a blood clot that has traveled to the brain
  • abscesses
  • intracerebral hemorrhage, or bleeding in the brain
  • multiple sclerosis

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    Author: Stephanie Slon, BA
    Reviewer: Kathleen A. MacNaughton, RN, BSN
    Date Reviewed: 10/10/02

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