Cranial CT scan

Alternative Names

Brain CT; Head CT; CT scan – skull; CT scan – head; CT scan – orbits; CT scan – sinuses; Computed tomography – cranial

Definition of Cranial CT scan

A cranial computed tomography (CT) scan uses many x-rays to create pictures of the head, including the skull, brain, eye sockets, and sinuses.

Review

Ken Levin, MD, Private Practice specializing in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Allentown, PA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 11/22/2010

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