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I when for a skull X-ray because I fell. Was that necessary?

I when for a skull X-ray because I fell. Was that necessary?

If severe trauma,CT: In recent years, with availability of CT scans, role of routine skull radiographs in minor neuro-trauma has been questioned. In moderate and severe head trauma, a CT scan is investigation of choice.Skull radiographs are helpful in suspected non-accidental injury,depressed skull fracture, penetrating head injury by a foreign body, or trauma in children under two years of age. ...Read more

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Can a cracked skull sometimes not show up on an x-ray?

Can a cracked skull sometimes not show up on an x-ray?

Absolutely: Even ct scans can miss skull fractures if the fracture is small or runs along the same line as the ct image. ...Read more

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Skull X-ray question - can it miss a very fine linear crack of some kind?

Skull X-ray question - can it miss a very fine linear crack of some kind?

Skull fracture?: Fractures of the skull show up on a skull x-ray as parallel lines that don't branch or taper. Yes, a skull x-ray can miss a very fine linear fracture, but this would show up on a ct. ...Read more

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What is mandible and is it part of the skull? I was given facial X-ray for concern that the upper palate may have cracked. Was this right test?

What is mandible and is it part of the skull? I was given facial X-ray for concern that the upper palate may have cracked.  Was this right test?

Bones: The mandible is your lower jawbone and attaches to your skull at the temporomandiular joint (tmj). Fractured bones are diagnosed a number of ways including x rays. You should talk to the doctors treating you for clarification on the type of x ray taken and why it is necessary. ...Read more

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Is there a problem with my husbands right side skull flap? He had double skull cranioplasty sept 2010, left is total healed and fine, looks great. Right side still has depression and the two round titianium plates are sticking out uncomfortably. An X-ray

Is there a problem with my husbands right side skull flap? He had double skull cranioplasty sept 2010, left is total healed and fine, looks great. Right side still has depression and the two round titianium plates are sticking out uncomfortably. An X-ray

No : No long drawn out answer here. He needs to go back to the surgeon who did the flaps in the first place. The right side may need to be revised. It has been over a year and it is not normal to have to be having this problem. He should not put up with it any longer. ...Read more

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