Intracranial hemorrhage: Ultrasound, CT and MRI findings

Thierry A G M Huisman

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Intracranial hemorrhage is one of the most common causes of acute focal neurologic deficit in children and adults. Neuroimaging including ultrasonography (US), computer tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is essential in the diagnosis of intracranial hemorrhage. Imaging findings should guide treatment. The highly variable appearance of an intracranial hemorrhage can be challenging. A thorough knowledge of hematoma evolution and US, CT and MR hematoma characteristics is mandatory for adequate interpretation of findings. The purpose of this review is (1) to summarize the imaging characteristics of intracranial hemorrhage on various imaging techniques and (2) to review the various types of intracranial hemorrhage, and their causes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)434-440
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Radiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • CT
  • Intracranial hemorrhage
  • MRI
  • Ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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