Emergency CT head (mnemonic)

Last revised by Andrew Murphy on 23 Mar 2023

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

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Mnemonic

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

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: B for bone on VRT
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