When is brain CT scanning indicated in the workup of acetaminophen toxicity/poisoning?

Updated: Jan 17, 2020
  • Author: Susan E Farrell, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Miller, MD  more...
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Computed tomography (CT) scanning of the brain should also be considered in patients with altered mental status. CT may reveal cerebral edema in patients with late presentation and encephalopathy (grade III or IV). Additional neuroimaging with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be indicated to further define cerebral changes.


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