Evaluation for intracranial injury (ICI) following
minor head trauma (HT) is based on risk stratification in
children younger than 2-years-old. Children in the high-risk
group should undergo computed tomography (CT) scanning.
Intermediate-risk children with symptoms of possible ICI should
undergo CT scan or a period of observation. Children with
intermediate-risk of skull fracture or ICI should undergo CT scan
and/or skull radiographs (SR) or observation. Finally, children
at low-risk for ICI should not have radiographic imaging.