Diagnosis Of Head Injury
This test is routinely employed in head injury patients to assess the level of brain damage. The patient's ability to open the eyes, the verbal response of the patient and the level neurological functioning are tested. The test has a total of 15 points and the patients are rated for each of the above parameter. A score of 15 means that the patient is normal while 13 to 14 signifies a mild injury. Moderate injury rates to a score of 9 to 12 while a score of 0 is diagnostic of brain death.
Different forms of imaging modalities such as X-rays (demonstrates presence of fractures in the neck and skull), Computed Tomography/CT scan (reveals presence of bone/skull fractures, bleeding, hematoma, inflammation