Table 3.

Mild Head Trauma: Sensitivity/Specificity of SXR for Intracranial Injury

First AuthorCiteYearDesignOutcomenPrevalenceSensitivitySpecificity
Rosenthal31986Case seriesIC complication3581.7%10087
Royal College of Radiologists371983Case seriesIC bleeding1907.1%50
Zimmerman311978DescriptiveSignificant IC abnormality144?6968
Chan381990Case seriesIC hematoma4183.1%10097
Hahn81993Case seriesIC hematoma7918.5%7353
Children and adults mixed
Masters391980Case seriesIntracranial sequelae18451.8%2196
Pre-CT data
Teasdale101990Case series62
  • IC indicates intracranial.