1. Introduction to the Basics of Brain CT Scan.- 2. Head Injury.- 3. Brain haemorrhage and infarction.- 4. Hydrocephalus.- 5. Brain Masses.- 6. Advanced uses of Brain CT scan and what is new.
This updated second edition provides a concise and up-to-date guide to emergency brain CT scans. Revised illustrations and images are included to assist readers in understanding key concepts in a clear way. The use of brain CT scans by health care professionals is increasingly common and has been effective in the minimising of costs and the unnecessary transfer of traumatic brain injury patients.
The book aims to give nurses, emergency room physicians, primary care physicians, and doctors the information and tools needed to examine CT scans and explain them to their patients. With this knowledge emergency physicians and trauma surgeons will be able to decide whether an injury is life threatening.
Usiakimi Igbaseimokumo is currently Associate Professor and Pediatric Neurosurgeon at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada . He has previously been Assistant Professor of Neuorsurgery and Child Health at the University of Missouri - Columbia School of Medicine.