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Objective:This study is performed in order to compare T2* weighted magnetic resonance(T2*W MR) image to computerized tomography(CT) and conventional magnetic resonance(MR) image for the detection of minute traumatic intracerebral hemorrhage. Methods:A series of 40 patients with head trauma underwent CT and MR image including T2*W MR sequnence. The authors compared T2*W MR image to CT and conventional MR image in the diagnosis of traumatic intracerebral hemorrhage. Results:Thirty five of 40 patients(88%) were revealed the hemorrhagic foci in the T2*W MR image, whereas 30 patients(75%) were revealed in the conventional MR image, 18 patients(45%) in the CT. Therefore it is concluded that T2*W MR image is more sensitive than CT or conventional MR image in the diagnosis of minute traumatic intracerebral hemorrhage in patients with head trauma. Conclusion:If headache is persisted in the head trauma patients with negative CT and MR image finding, We recommend T2*W MR image. Key words:T2* weighted image;Hemorrhage;Head trauma.