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Head and nose CT Scan accurate?

I got into a fight 2 days ago i was headbutted on my nose and 2 bottles were whipped and the side and back of my head. Once i got home i took a cold shower and tylenol and went to sleep i woke up and went to the hospitail they did a CT scan on me for my head and nose they said i was fine. I judt wanted to know if a CT Scan is accurate and reliable right after an injury or should i have waited couple of days for the ct scan to be accrutate and reliable? How long will my head hurt for? And my nose has a bruise on it will that go away?
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The reported sensitivity of CT in the detection of facial fractures ranges from 45 to 97%, with specificity of near 100%. The wide range of reported sensitivity is likely due to the difficulty of visualizing some fractures in a single plane, such as identifying an orbital floor fracture using only axial images. Coronal reformats in addition to axial source images are particularly helpful in facilitating fracture detection, thus improving sensitivity. In fact, one study found that using a combination of axial images, multiplanar reconstructions, and 3D volume-rendered reformats was more accurate than using either axial images alone or axial images with multiplanar reconstructions. Evaluation of all three sets of images yielded a sensitivity of 95.8% and specificity of 99% for maxillofacial fractures.

Source: https://radiologykey.com/maxillofacial-trauma/
Thanks for replying. How long will my head hurt for? Why am i feelikg nausea? Will i have long term brain damage?? Will i ever be the same? Also the ct scan said my nose is not broken but it doesnt look straight to me.
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