The request of diagnostic imagining techniques, such as CT, is sometimes necessary when working in the emergency service as a psychiatrist. Common circumstances that need CT are altered level of consciousness, absence of psychiatric history, sudden beginning of the symptoms or visual hallucinations.
We collected a total of 94 patients.-Sex: there were no important differences, 45,7% were women and 53,3% were men. -Age: < 18 years (3,2%), 18–30 years (12,8%), 31–40 (7,4%), 41–50 (26,6%), 51–60 (17%), 61–70 (14,9%), >71 (18,1%) Cause of consulting: The most frequent cause of consulting was “behavior disorder” (35,1%) and psychotic symptoms (14,9%). Other causes were altered level of consciousness and neurological symptoms.
Image findings: It stands out that up to a 63,8% of the patients had no significant radiological findings. The most frequent diagnosis (26,6%) was cortical-subcortical atrophy, followed by vascular cerebral illness in 9,6%.
Diagnosis: 20,2% were diagnosticated of psychotic disorder, 11,7% neurological disorder and 10,6% dementia.