Headache complaints are
required to be evaluated on the basis of neuroimaging. Studies were carried out
in other countries to evaluate the usefulness of CT and MR Neuroimaging among
patients of primary complaint of headache.
Aim: To determine frequency of definitive diagnosis and
its types in patients who are referred to radiology for CT scan with chief
complaint of headache.
Study Design: Descriptive, Cross-sectional study.
Settings: Department of Radiology, Combined Military Hospital,
Study Period: 10th February 2018 to 9th July
303 cases of age 16-80 years
of either gender referred to CT scan with primary complaint of headache were included. Patients with pathology in
addition to headache including but not limited to bleeding, head injury and
pregnant females were excluded. Demographic information including name,
age, gender, CT findings and consultant’s opinion was noted.
Mean age was 40.18 ± 16.72 years. There
were more patient 205 (66.66%) patient of aged 16-45 years. There were 178
(58.75%) males and 125 (41.25%) females with male-to-female ratio as 1.4:1.
Frequency of definitive diagnosis in patients who are referred to radiology for
CT scan with chief complaint of headache was found in 89 (29.37%) cases.
frequency of definitive diagnosis in
patients who are referred to radiology for CT scan with chief complaint of
headache is 29.37% patients which showed the insignificant success ratio of
neuroimaging in patients with headache.
Keywords: Computed Tomography, Headache,
Magnetic Resonance Neuroimaging, Radiology