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Roentgen Rays (Definition)

Roentgen rays are another term for x-rays, which are a form of electromagnetic radiation (other types include light and microwaves). X-rays are used to provide imaging with plain ...Read more


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Xray: Both Hips AP, Frogleg. Results: Sclerotic lines both femoral heads. Symptoms: pain/clicking sound/limited range movement. Do i need new hip?

Xray: Both Hips AP, Frogleg. Results: Sclerotic lines both femoral heads. Symptoms: pain/clicking sound/limited range movement. Do i need new hip?

Unlikely: Doesn't sound like arthritis of significance, more likely may represent some degree of hip impingement. Slight bony prominence on femoral head, slightly excessive overhang of anterior hip socket or both. These bony abnormalities can lead to labral tearing and ultimately arthritis if left unchecked. Diagnosis requires additional xrays/MRI.Labral tears can be repaired and excess bone resected. ...Read more

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I have r lower leg swelling for about 6 months DVT u/s neg xrays , knee hip and foot neg. I had a chest xray fatty deposits around heart ?

I have r  lower leg swelling for about 6 months DVT u/s neg xrays , knee hip and foot neg. I had a chest xray  fatty deposits around heart ?

Possible lymphedema: This may be due to lymphedema with the heart deposits that will cause swelling to the area. This may also be due to some other form of vascular compromise to your right lower extermity, not a dvt. Your vascular surgeon should be able to ascertain why the swelling persists. ...Read more

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Xray of babies hips, safe?

Xray of babies hips, safe?

Typically, yes.: If proper technique is followed--including the shielding of gonads with appropriate lead aprons--then hip x-rays should be safe. We are now appreciating however that radiation effects are cumulative; therefore, no 1 xray seems to be the culprit, but increasing the numbers of x-rays over time does warrant caution. Ultrasound and MRI are replacing x-rays in many diagnostic studies because of this. ...Read more

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What does it mean if on hip xray the greater trochanter of the hip extends more out on one side over the other?

What does it mean if on hip xray the greater trochanter of the hip extends more out on one side over the other?

Asymmetric hip bone: Generally, nothing. Your body does not grow or develop with perfect symmetry. One arm may be longer than the other, one leg different from the other, etc. Most likely the difference in your trochanters is just normal variation. ...Read more

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How often do I have to get an xray after my hip replacement. I was told every two years.

How often do I have to get an xray after my hip replacement. I was told every two years.

Every 2 years: We have people come back every 2 years. This also helps us stay connected with our patients and update them regarding changes in precautions, etc. ...Read more

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What would an xray indicate after hip replacement surgery?

What would an xray indicate after hip replacement surgery?

Wear and Loosening: X-rays are performed for follow up after joint replacement to evaluate for wear of the components or evidence of loosening. Oftentimes , an x-ray is obtained immediately or soon after surgery to document the initial position for comparison with later follow up x-rays. ...Read more

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What is the "bone looks cloudy" on the hip xray of a 13 year old boy mean?

What is the "bone looks cloudy" on the hip xray of a 13 year old boy mean?

"Cloudy": Is not a useful term in radiology and provides no useful information. Ask your doctor to explain what is wrong in words you can easily understand. If necessary, obtain a second opinion. ...Read more