CT head (standard report)

Last revised by Andrew Murphy on 06 Jun 2021

A CT head standard report may not be applicable in all situations, but gives an idea of some of the areas to cover when reporting a CT head.

Standardized reports are controversial and should be used with caution.


Clinical details

Headache with photophobia.


CT head without contrast.


No mass, hemorrhage or hydrocephalus. Basal ganglia and posterior fossa structures are normal. No established major vessel vascular territory infarct. No intra or extra axial collection. The basal cisterns and foramen magnum are patent. The air cells of the petrous temporal bone are non-opacified. No fracture demonstrated.


Normal study.

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