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Would a lego show up on an xray

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 48 years experience
Not well: Most plastics are radiolucent which means that they don't block the x-rays very much. Most small lego pieces will pas uneventfully. Choking, pain or v... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Fetal X-ray : Once fetal bones are formed about 12-14 weeks, can see fetal skeleton on x-ray.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 27 years experience
In 2nd/3rd trimester: Yes, a fetal skeleton becomes gradually calcified as the pregnancy advances and x-ray fetograms can be done to assess for possible bone dysplasias aft... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
X-ray of fracture: Can show up at 3 weeks after not being seen on injury films taken right after trauma depending upon the location and direction of the fracture. In day... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Yes: Presence of a soft tissue sarcoma of leg or extremity in a young child presents as a well defined mass. These arise from supportive structures such ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
CT scans: Ct scans are better for showing fractures, particularly older fractures. They will show up as areas of increased density or callous on the ct scans an... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: To visualize a labral tear in the hip, you need an arthrogram followed by an MRI.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Later in pregnancy: A fetus with enough calcium in his bones will show up in a regular x-ray.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mosher
Radiology 33 years experience
Sometimes: Bursitis is a focal area of inflammation that sometimes can accumulate fluid producing a lump. Ifs the inflammation is substantial it may produce fin... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Schmidt
36 years experience
No.: Arthritis implies joint inflammation, which may not be noted on a radiograph (x-ray) until there are joint anatomic changes that can be seen, such as:... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Yes: In fact, paget's disease is commonly discovered on xrays done for another reason. It is a disease of abnormally forming bone that most commonly affect... Read More
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