CT Scan Head - Test, Cost & Procedure

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CT Scan Head

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CT (computed tomography) scan head plain is an imaging test used to produce a picture of the internal structure of the head such as bones and soft tissues. The CT scan uses a series of special x-ray equipment to capture the images from different angles to evaluate brain tumors, head injuries, severe headaches, dizziness, bleeding, stroke, and brain tumors.  CT scan head plain doesn’t involve the use of contrast media. This helps the doctor in assessing the skull, brain, eye sockets, and sinus.

CT Scan head plain is also used in emergency cases to detect brain injuries and bleeding.

Other Names:

  • NCCT Head
  • CT Brain
  • CT Cranial
  • CT scan head
  • CAT Head

Why is CT Scan Head Done?

A CT scan Head Plain is recommended to help the doctor in the diagnosis of the mentioned below conditions such

  • Congenital defects of the head
  • Brain infection
  • Brain tumor
  • Fluid accumulated in the brain
  • Brain Injury
  • Stroke
  • Source of bleeding in the brain
  • Blood clots in the brain
  • Malformations of the skull

This procedure is also recommended to plan for the treatment therapy for brain cancer or tumor.

It is also used to detect the reasons for the conditions such as:

  • Abnormal size of the head
  • Severe Headache
  • Fainting
  • Tingling sensation
  • Difficulty in swallowing and speaking etc.


  • CT technologists will instruct you to lie straight on the scanning table attached to the CT scanning machine. The scanning table will slide into the center of the CT scanner.
  • The rotating x-ray beams around your head and take a series of x-ray.
  • The computer system will be used to combine the x-ray images to create detailed pictures of your head.
  • It takes about 15 mins. to complete the CT Scan procedure.

Benefits and Risks of computed tomography of Head


  • It is possible to create an image of bones, soft tissues, and blood vessels at a time.
  • For emergency cases, as compared to other imaging procedures, it reveals the problem such as the source of bleeding in the head and internal injuries to the head.
  • As compared to other imaging procedures, it is less sensitive


  • Discomfort because of lying still on the hard table
  • Exposure to the radiation
  • Risk to the fetus so it is avoided in pregnant ladies.


The result of the CT scan will indicate the condition and causes of the problem affecting the normal life of the patients.

Cost of CT Scan Head in Delhi

The CT Scan Head test cost near me in Delhi typically ranges from INR 2000 to INR 2500, depending on the diagnostic center.

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Test Type CT Scan Head

CT Scan Head Plain (CT Scan)

  • Remove the object that contains Metal, such as Jewellery, Hair Clips, Watches, Rings, or any other similar object from scanning part of the body, so as to avoid a bright or blank spot on the diagnostic film.
  • You must inform the technologist, radiology nurse, and/or physician if you have allergies, are pregnant, breastfeeding, or are on medication.
  • Fasting is not required.
  • Doctor’s Prescription.
  • Bring all documents related to medical history.
  • Carry Your ID Proof.

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Frequently Asked Questions

CT scan is also named a computed tomography scan, it is a diagnostic imaging technology that produces pictures of the internal anatomical structures of the head including the bones and soft tissues. The CT scan head plain doesn’t use the contrast agent for producing the scan images.

  • CT Brain
  • NCCT Head
  • CAT Head
  • CT Cranial plain 
  • CT scan head plain

A CT scan Head Plain is usually conducted for the patients that help in the diagnosis of-

  • Birth defects of the head
  • Infection of the brain
  • Tumor of the brain
  • Accumulation of fluid in the brain
  • Injury to the brain
  • Hemorrhage in the brain
  • Stroke
  • Blood clots in the brain
  • Structural abnormalities of the skull

The scan can also be used for the detection of any conditions including-

  • Frequent fainting spells
  • Head size abnormalities
  • Frequent bad Headache
  • Sensation of tingling
  • Swallowing difficulty 
  • Speaking difficulty, etc.

A CT of the brain might be conducted for the assessment of any brain tumors, intracranial bleeding, brain injuries, structural anomalies including infections, hydrocephalus, brain function, and other conditions.

A CT scan head plain is capable of appreciating a tumor, the scan can also give information about the location, spread, and size of the tumor. CT scan of the head can also show the tumor-related blood vessels that feed the tumors. 

The CT scan head plain usually takes about 10-30 minutes. Most of the time for the scan is spent in preparation and getting ready.

There are no side effects as such due to plain CT head. The test is always conducted by a trained personnel under safety protocols, that render the test safe. In very rare cases there are chances that you develop DNA alterations due to radiation.

The CT scan head plain holds an Accuracy of 90.5, a Sensitivity of 96.3, a Specificity of 62.5, a Positive predictive value of 92.5, and a Negative predictive value of 78.1.

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