Table 2:

Diagnostic accuracy of axial 2D head CT compared with brain MRI including the black bone sequence for the detection of skull fractures, intracranial hemorrhages, and skull fractures and/or intracranial hemorrhages combined in 28 children with head trauma

Skull FracturesIntracranial HemorrhagesSkull Fracture and/or Intracranial Hemorrhages
MRI + BB (Compared with CT)Axial CT (Compared with MRI)Axial CTMRI + BB
Sensitivity66.7%72.7%81.8%100%
Specificity87.5%83.3%83.3%100%
PPV80.0%94.1%94.7%100%
NPV77.8%45.5%55.6%100%
  • Note:—BB indicates black bone MRI sequence.