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Non-trauma CT head scans in the emergency department: are we doing too much?
  1. P Bilbault
  1. Dr P Bilbault, Hôpital de Hautepierre, Strasbourg, France; pascal.bilbault{at}

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In the emergency department, CT scans of the head are routinely used for adult patients with no history of head injury. Even after careful physical examination where no abnormality has been found, CT scan requests comply with relevant guidelines (initial seizure, severe headache and stroke).

Since 2000 the radiologists at our tertiary hospital have observed …

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