UMEM Educational Pearls

Category: Airway Management

Title: Indications for CT in Mild TBI

Keywords: TBI, Traumatic Brain Injury, Head CT (PubMed Search)

Posted: 10/18/2007 by Aisha Liferidge, MD (Updated: 6/14/2024)
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According to ACEP's clinical policy, a non-contrast head CT is only indicated in mild traumatic brain injury under the following circumstances:  

1)  headache
2)  vomiting
3)  age over 60
4)  drug or alcohol intoxication
5)  short-term memory deficits
6)  physical evidence of injury above the clavicle
7)  seizure