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Skull radiography

Dr Daniel J Bell and Andrew Murphy et al.

Skull radiography is the radiological investigation of the skull vault and associated bony structures. Seldom requested in modern medicine, plain radiography of the skull is often a last resort in trauma imaging in the absence of a CT. However, it is still utilized in the setting of skeletal surveys. Occasionally it might be used as a magnified technique to evaluate palpable bony lesions of the scalp

It is also used in some departments to exclude the presence of metallic foreign bodies that might contraindicate MRI.

Radiographic views

Article information

rID: 59180
Section: Radiography
Tag: refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Calvarial radiography
  • Radiography of the skull

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: skull positioning lines
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  • Figure 2: lateral view
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