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How do we determine whether a bitewing radiograph is needed?

How do we determine whether a bitewing radiograph is needed?

6 mos-1yr: Bitewings are "check up" xrays and in some offices are done every 6 mos, in others, every year (i am not referring to how often your insurance will pay for them).....However, a cavity can form in as little as 4 months, so it may be necessary to take one in between your normal check up. ...Read more

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Criteria for need for bitewing radiograph?

6 mos-1yr: Bitewings are "check up" xrays and in some offices are done every 6 mos, in others, every year (i am not referring to how often your insurance will pay for them).....However, a cavity can form in as little as 4 months, so it may be necessary to take one in between your normal check up. ...Read more

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Can an X-ray determine the cause of broken ribs.

Can an X-ray determine the cause of broken ribs.

Yes: Coupled with medical history, one can possibly determine if this fracture pathological in nature or secondary to an injury. ...Read more

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Can an X-ray determine if ribs were broken by squeezing. ?

Can an X-ray determine if ribs were broken by squeezing. ?

Yes: An x ray of your ribs will determine if your ribs are broken or not. The x ray will not tell you why they were broken. ...Read more

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What X-ray is the best to determine any neck or spine problems?

What X-ray is the best to determine any neck or spine problems?

It depends of course: Simplest view is lateral neck x-ray which actually shows a lot of information. For more in-depth evaluation, oblique views show foramina where nerve roots exit. Flexion extension views show instability. For the most amount of information without radiation, a cervical MRI shows the most, but is very expensive and should be reserved for difficult cases. ...Read more

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Does an X-Ray to wrist determine whether i am going to grow taller or not !??/ i am 17 years old male

Does an X-Ray to wrist determine whether i am going to grow taller or not !??/ i am 17 years old male

Growth centers: Bones lengthen by pushing a hard bony surface forward that protects a softer growth line.The hand and wrist has dozens of growth centers at the ends of the finger.wrist bones which have been analysed over many years.The changes in these centers has been standardised at different ages.If your bones are the maturity of a 15yo some open growth centers & can grow more.If adult, no open centers, no gro ...Read more

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I have a physical coming up. I want to ask the doctor if I'm done growing. Can he determine this right there with an X-ray?

I have a physical coming up. I want to ask the doctor if I'm done growing. Can he determine this right there with an X-ray?

Bone age study: After puberty, most men and women do not experience much increase in height. The best way to maximize your height is through balanced nutrition, good posture and exercises that will strengthen your back and core muscles to support your spine. Bone age studies can be performed to determine if your growth plates are fused (growth stops after this occurs) but results are not immediately available. ...Read more

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What is the order of growth plates closure in boys? By x-raying, why do pediatricians usually just X-ray the wrist, to determine predicted adult hight?

What is the order of growth plates closure in boys? By x-raying, why do pediatricians usually just X-ray the wrist, to determine predicted adult hight?

Wrist xray: One of the last bones to ossify are the wrist bones and therefore for this reason xrays of the wrist are done to aid in the aging of a person in relationship to their chronologic age. ...Read more

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What are the general indications used to determine if a child gets a chest X-ray when she is sick?

What are the general indications used to determine if a child gets a chest X-ray when she is sick?

Several: The primary indications i would use include abnormal breath sounds on exam, unexplained fever & breathing rate faster than explained by fever alone. Other indicators such as pain in areas of the chest , back or abdominal may suggest a pneumonia. ...Read more