If you have a head injury, you’re very likely to have a CT scan. Radiologists know that this technology is great for getting images fast, it provides great detail, and it is excellent for examining the bony structures of the head. Another big advantage of CT is that the images can be processed to create a 3D ‘reconstruction’ of the area, giving the radiologist an even clearer picture of a possible injury.

This person fell four storeys and has severe skull fractures, shown on this 3D CT reconstruction.

Head injury (also known as ‘trauma’)