Cranial landmarks (photo)

Case contributed by Andrew Murphy
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 Planes and landmarks of the face demonstrating 

  • midsaggital plane (MSM)
  • supraorbital groove (SOG)
  • interpupillary line (IPL)
  • external acoustic meatus (EAM)
  • infraorbital margin (IOM)
  • mental point 
  • acanthion 
  • nasion 
  • glabella 

Case Discussion

Learning surface landmarks will greatly improve understanding of positional guides in the context of skull and facial radiography. 

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Case information

rID: 58733
Published: 3rd Mar 2018
Last edited: 7th Jan 2020
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Princess Alexandra Hospital

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