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Pediatric brain - Post trauma

Case Study
Philips CT Clinical Science Philips Healthcare • USA

Clinical history

This two-year, 11-month old male came to the emergency department at Phoenix Children's Hospital after falling and hitting his head on a brick. The patient experienced loss of consciousness. He was sent for a head CT scan. The technologist used the IQon Spectral CT scanner and Spectral CT Viewer to perform the exam.


45 keV MonoE Contrast-enhanced structure
45 keV MonoE
Contrast-enhanced structure
45 keV MonoE Z Effective
45 keV MonoE
Z Effective


The images acquired on the IQon Spectral CT system showed a comminuted depressed left calvarial skull fracture with approximately 2 cm of depression and a small associated epidural hematoma and pneumocephalus​.

Clinical significance

The contrast enhanced spectral results allowed for better visualization of the hemorrhage seen on this ping pong ball fracture.

* Results from case studies are not predictive of results in other cases. Results in other cases may vary.

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Jul 26, 2018

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Case Study
IQon Spectral CT
brain, contrast-enhanced, Effective Z, emergency department, fracture, Head, hemorrhage, Musculoskeletal, Neuro, Pediatric, spectral CT, Spectral CT Viewer, trauma

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