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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016. This tutorial will cover the types of intracranial haemorrhage, their appearances on CT and MRI and their causes. The term haemorrhagic stroke is used to distinguish acute bleeding from brain dysfunction due to ischaemic stroke and cerebral infarction. Stroke is a common reason for scanning patients and the most likely reason for a patient with spontaneous intracranial bleeding being referred for imaging. Teaching will focus on this indication but include other causes of spontaneous intracranial haemorrhage and the diagnosis (or exclusion) of a causative vascular pathology.

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Diseases of the Brain, Head and Neck, Spine 2016-2019: Diagnostic Imaging

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49 - 54