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Neuroradiology and headaches

The Journal of Headache and Pain20067:347

Received: 25 October 2006

Accepted: 6 November 2006

Published: 10 December 2006


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

HeadacheMagnetic resonanceComputed tomography