If a patient has a minor head injury and a Glascow Coma Scale of 15, then there are
certain identifiable risk factors that need to be evaluated for to determine the need for further
imaging. These risk factors include: Loss of Consciousness, Post-Traumatic Amnesia, Seizure,
Confusion, Focal Neurological Deficit, Vomiting, Headache, Skull Fracture, age over 60, or patient
with a coagulopathy. If two or more of these risk factors are present, then patient will need
neuroimaging. If only one risk factor is present, then it is up to the physican to determine if
patient needs neuroimaging.