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What are techniques used to detect subdural hematoma?
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Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery
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In brief: CT scan of the head
Subdural hematoma is the development of a blood clot between the dura (lining of the brain) and the brain.
These frequently can occur after trauma when a small vessel bleeds. Clinical history and examination can lead one to suspect a subdural hematoma (sdh). Definitive diagnosis is with a ct scan or an MRI where the blood and its location can actually be visualized.

In brief: CT scan of the head
Subdural hematoma is the development of a blood clot between the dura (lining of the brain) and the brain.
These frequently can occur after trauma when a small vessel bleeds. Clinical history and examination can lead one to suspect a subdural hematoma (sdh). Definitive diagnosis is with a ct scan or an MRI where the blood and its location can actually be visualized.
Dr. Jefferson Chen
Dr. Jefferson Chen
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery
In brief: CT of the head
A ct scan of the head is the preferred study to rule out a subdural hematoma following a head trauma.
In the subacute setting, a MRI of the brain can also be helpful.

In brief: CT of the head
A ct scan of the head is the preferred study to rule out a subdural hematoma following a head trauma.
In the subacute setting, a MRI of the brain can also be helpful.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Dr. Robert Roth
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
In brief: Brain Scan
The most common technique is a ct scan which detects the overwhelming majority of subdural hematomas.
Rarely, an MRI scan is needed.

In brief: Brain Scan
The most common technique is a ct scan which detects the overwhelming majority of subdural hematomas.
Rarely, an MRI scan is needed.
Dr. Robert Roth
Dr. Robert Roth
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