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Why would a hospital do a second CT scan following a spinal tap? Are CT scans always of the brain?

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Dr. Andrew Dutka
Neurology

In brief: CT for bleeding

The spinal tap can show blood or other findings that suggest a need for additional scans.
Ct can be done of almost any part of the body. Ct of abdomen and chest are very common for diagnosing abdominal pain after injury.

In brief: CT for bleeding

The spinal tap can show blood or other findings that suggest a need for additional scans.
Ct can be done of almost any part of the body. Ct of abdomen and chest are very common for diagnosing abdominal pain after injury.
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