Image A. Axial CT image with blood filling the suprasellar cistern, ambient cisterns, interhemispheric fissure, and sylvian fissures in the classic star pattern.
Image B. Subarachnoid hemorrhage and aneurysm. Axial non-contrast CT image showing a SAH and right MCA aneurysm with mild hydrocephalus seen by the prominent temporal horns of the lateral ventricles.
Image C. CT without contrast showing blood in basal and suprasellar cisterns, interhemispheric and Sylvian fissures
[Courtesy of Dr. J. Spears]
Left temporal contusion with left uncal herniation. [Courtesy of Dr. P. Porter]
Right high density biconvex mass, usually uniform density and sharp margins.
Image A, B, C: Axial CT image showing left hemispheric chronic subdural hematoma with neomembrane and compression of the left hemisphere.
Image D: Bilateral hypodense areas representing old blood, also demonstrating mass effect.
Non-contrast axial CT (left image) showing a left hemispheric subdural hematoma with some blood tracking along the falx and concurrent intracerebral hemorrhage on the right.
Some compression is seen on the left with decreased visibility of sulci and soft tissue swelling on the posterior left occipital lobe.
The right image shows left increased density, concave mass usually less uniform, less dense, and more diffuse than epidural hemorrhage. Note compression of ventricles and midline shift. [Courtesy of Dr. J. Spears]