Radiology of Craniofacial Trauma
Non-contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) is the primary imaging method in craniofacial trauma. Other imaging modalities (contrast enhanced CT, magnetic resonance imaging, conventional x-rays) might be used to complement primary imaging or address specific complications after trauma. This chapter summarizes technical background, recent developments and applications of the different radiologic modalities. The second part focuses on radiological assessment of trauma and suggests a practical approach to structured reading of CT in craniofacial trauma.
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