A 64-year-old woman slips and falls on an icy sidewalk. She hits the side of her head on the curb. After a momentary loss of consciousness she recovers, but is in some pain. Fifteen minutes later her level of consciousness begins to fluctuate and she is brought to the emergency room comatose. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the patient’s head within the first few hours of injury should reveal which of the following?

a. A normal brain

b. Intracerebral hematoma

c. Temporal lobe contusion

d. Subarachnoid hemorrhage

e. Epidural hematoma

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