Reasons for Head CT Scan
Why Head CT Scan is Performed
Alternate Names for Head CT Scan:
CT scan, head
Reasons for Test
A CT scan is done to study the skull, brain, jaw, sinuses, and facial bones. The scan will look for signs of injuries, tumors, infections, or other diseases.
Your doctor may recommend a head CT if you have any of the following symptoms:
- Head injury or injury to the face or eyes
- Dizziness or problems with balance
- Behavior or personality change
- Chronic nasal congestion
- Swelling in the face, head, or neck
Learn what the procedure is. Find out how it is performed.
Find out why and when this procedure should be done.
Learn about possible complications and what might increase the risk of them.
What to Expect
Find out how long it will take, what they will be doing and what to expect afterwards.
What are the next steps and other possible tests needed after you have received the results.
Call Your Doctor
What to look out for and when to call your doctor after a procedure has been done.