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Do You Need a CT Scan for a Head Injury? (ACEP)

Campaign Series: Choosing Wisely
Medical Category: Imaging
Article Type: Advice
Language: Plain English, Spanish
Affiliation: American College of Emergency Physicians
Format: PDF
Most recent update: 10/04/2016
If you go to the emergency department for a head injury, your doctor should take your health history and do a physical exam. These can help the doctor decide if you need a Computerized Tomography (CT) scan.