I am having a head CT scan, what can they see about the nerves?

Little. Ct scans of the head show the brain- not the nerves. Sometimes you can see a few of the cranial nerves. The purpose of the ct scan is to see the brain for diseases within the brain tissue.

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What is the average cost for a head CT scan without insurance?

Shop around. Depending or not if contrast is used, it could range from a few hundred (300) to a thousand plus. If you're fortunate enough to live in a location with various imaging centers - just call them. And ask them for their "cash price". Unfortunately, there's not good transparency in prices for medical care, but with enough work you can get some comparison prices. Good luck! Read more...

What does a head CT scan rule out, if you fell and hit your head?

Hematoma. The main "rule out" would be a hematoma (blood clot) between your brain and skull, which could expand and cause neurological problems. There is little extra space in our skulls, so it's important not to have anything more in there than brains. Our brains are quite soft, and can be injured or bruised when we fall and hit our heads. There could also be active bleeding, which a ct scan could show. Read more...
Fracture or bleed. A non contrast head ct is indicated if there has been significant trauma to the head to rule out bleeding around or within the brain. It will also identify fractures of the skull that would be missed on a regular x-ray. Read more...