If you slip and fall you may hit your head, you should be concerned about suffering a brain injury. However, it is never a good idea to attempt to diagnose yourself. What you believe to be just a headache (a common symptom after a blow to the head) may in actuality be much worse than that. Because a headache after a head injury can be a symptom of a traumatic brain injury, you need to get checked out by a doctor, and if necessary, a neuropsychologist. Its the only way to make sure that a headache is just a headache.The best way to diagnose a brain injury is by taking a picture of it through imaging techniques (i.e. X-rays or CT scans). Because x-rays arent designed to detect the soft tissue damage of a brain injury, CT scans are better methods of diagnosing brain injuries.
What Is a CT Scan?
CT scans (also called CAT scans) are a type of imaging known as tomography. It involves imaging sections of the human body through the use of energy waves. Similar to an MRI, modern tomography gets projection data from many different directions and sends that data to computer software that reconstructs the images.In essence, computed tomography — or CT for short — imaging creates a three-dimensional picture of the inside of your body from several different X-ray images taken rotating around a single pivot point. With X-ray sensors positioned on the opposite side of the circle from the x-ray source, all of the images are then gathered and combined by tomographic reconstruction. CT imaging creates a lot of data that can be manipulated by windowing or distributing several shades of gray on a picture.CT scans are only one type of imaging that fall under the category of tomography. There are other imaging techniques that diagnose brain injuries. The Single Photon Emission Computed Tomograph (SPECT) is another type of imaging that uses tomography.
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