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Neuroradiology and headaches

The Journal of Headache and Pain20067:347

DOI: 10.1007/s10194-006-0347-6

Received: 25 October 2006

Accepted: 6 November 2006

Published: 10 December 2006

Abstract

Headache is one of the most common outpatient pain conditions encountered in both physician offices and emergency departments. Establishment of an accurate diagnosis, accomplished only by a thorough history followed by a physical examination, is critical before treatment can be initiated. Many patients undergo evaluation with computed tomography and more recently magnetic resonance imaging to exclude important abnormalities. It is known that a little percentage of patients showed significant neuroradiologiacal abnormalities and the rate of significant intracranial abnormalities in patients with headache and normal neurological examination exists.

Key words

Headache Magnetic resonance Computed tomography