20 out of 21
A 35-year-old previously healthy woman complains of a severe, excruciating headache and then has a transient loss of consciousness. There are no focal neurologic findings. The next step in evaluation is
|A||CT scan without contrast|
|B||CT scan with contrast|
CT scan without contrast
An excruciating headache with syncope requires evaluation for subarachnoid hemorrhage. visualized on a noncontrast CT scan.