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Projectional radiography or plain film radiography is the practise of producing 2D X-ray images. Typically most body parts being x-rayed, have two 'projections' taken, usually at right angles to each other. This is for two reasons. First that many fractures are only visible in one plane, which exact plane is unknown to the radiographer until the images is taken. Secondly to assess alignment of fractures and spatial position of foreign bodies. Gathering as much information as possible is very important as it can mean the difference between a POP cast and surgery. Mammography and dental radiography also come under the category of projectional radiography, but these topics are too complex to include in this article. See Mammography and Dental radiography for the full article.
Additional recommended knowledge
Clinical applications of projectional radiography
Projectional radiography is typically used to detect:
Soft tissue anomalies
Divisions of the skeleton
The human skeleton is divided into two categories:
Projectional radiography terminology
NOTE: The word 'view' is often used erroneously to describe a radiographic projection. As my old Radiography lecturer once intoned to my class; 'a view is what you see out of the window'
Equipment Used in Projectional Radiography
Differences around the world
Routine projections used in the UK
Routine projections used in the US
Routine projections used in Australia:
Categories: Radiography | Radiology
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