Emergency CT head (mnemonic)

A useful mnemonic which is used to read an emergency head CT scan is:

  • Blood Can Be Very Bad


Using a systematic approach will help to ensure that significant neuropathology will not be missed.

CT examinations

Article information

rID: 21630
Section: Mnemonics
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • CT brain (mnemonic)
  • Emergency CT brain (mnemonic)
  • Blood can be very bad (mnemonic)
  • CT head (mnemonic)

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: B for bone on VRT
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