Skull X-Rays

Xrays of the Skull are presented here in two views.

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What are X-rays of the Skull?

X-rays of the skullare used to identify, diagnose, and treat many types of medical conditions. It is a key element and often times the first to be done in the diagnosis process.

A skull X-ray is a picture of the bones surrounding the brain, including the facial bones, the nose, and the sinuses.

Reasons for a Skull X-Ray:

X-rays are used for a multitude of reasons. A physician may order an X-ray to check for certain cancers in different parts of the body by detecting abnormal tumors, growths or lumps.

A skull X-ray is used to view the area of the body where a patient is experiencing pain, swelling, or other abnormalities that require an internal view of the organs. The X-ray can help a physician find a cause for the problems occurring.

X-rays can be used to diagnose a disease, monitor the progression of the disease, determine a treatment plan, and see the effect of a treatment plan.

Physicians use X-rays to locate foreign objects within the body and to guide them in setting broken bones.

A Skull X-Ray may help diagnose (find):

A physician requests an X-ray of the skull if a patient has been in an accident that has resulted in injury to the skull.

Skull X-rays are often used to diagnose signs of structural problems inside of the brain including a tumor or bleeding.

X-rays of the skull are used to diagnose occupational hearing loss, an ear infection, or abnormal bone growth in the middle ear.

An X-ray of the skull can also diagnose a sinus infection, otherwise known as sinusitis.

Fractures, calcium loss of the bone, or movement of the soft tissues inside the skull can also be detected by taking an X-ray of the skull.

X-ray of head frontal two views

ABOVE: Frontal X-Ray of head.

X-ray of head lateral two views

ABOVE: X-Ray of head - Lateral View.

X-ray of head under two views

ABOVE: X-Ray of head - View from below.

X-ray of head post craniotomy two views

ABOVE: X-Ray of head - Post Craniotomy.

X-ray of brain two-views

ABOVE: Frontal X-Ray of head with ventricular shunt.

X-ray of brain with ventricular shunt

ABOVE: Lateral X-Ray of head with ventricular shunt.


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