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What tools (high and low tech) can be used to find a foreign body (eg a splinter)?

What are some tools that can be used to find a finding the exact location of a foreign body object inside someone? I'm interested in both: Low-tech tools that almost everyone in the world either [a] ...
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What are typical entrance skin dose rates in radiography?

I am designing a radiation dosimeter, and I am trying to work out if it can detect the radiation rate/dose used in radiography procedures (with dosimeter placed on the patients body). I want to start ...
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What is meant by "attraction range" in image similarity?

I am reading this article about measuring similarity between x-rays and DRR's (2d projections from CT) and the article speaks about different measurement techniques accuracy vs. attraction range. I ...
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Does a radiologist adjust the amount of radiation for each individual?

When performing an x-ray (in the UK specifically) does a radiologist use different settings based on which body part they are x-raying? Or do they have the machine on one setting for everyone? I'm ...
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Foot X Ray: Oblique vs Lateral View - Terminology points to Same or different?

Foot X Ray: Oblique vs Lateral View - Same or different? Side note / prelude to question: So I am currently in a high Covid city in Asia and its Sunday. I‘be been already advised to get an AP & ...
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Is ultrasound more subjective than X-ray?

There is some discussion on Ultra-sonic vs X-ray about ultrasound interpretation being more subjective than X-ray findings. Possible sources of ultrasound image quality variation might be the skill of ...
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Ultrasound vs X-ray [closed]

It might be that this is more a physical question but as the application is medical I firstly want to adress it here: What are the limits of ultra-sonics in regard to diagnosis respectively why are x-...
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How long will it take to heal a hairline fracture of rib? [closed]

My Grand father who is 96 years old got hairline fracture of the rib. How long it will take to heal? His doctor said you dont need to come back for xray.
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Why does congenital duodenal obstruction cause a "double bubble" sign to appear on imaging?

Duodenal obstruction is caused by failure of recanalization of the duodenum during embryological organogenesis. It classically presents as a "double bubble" sign on x-ray or ultrasound. I understand ...
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Are these x-rays consistent with a broken arm on a 6-year-old girl?

I found these x-rays (one and two) in a box of stuff from my mother, and I know she had broken her arm in 1939 when she was 6: Are these x-rays consistent with a girl of her age? Does the number on ...
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Is there any self diagnosis method or device to know if there is an implant in my ear or auditory system? [closed]

Is there any self diagnosis method or device to know if there is an implant in my ear or auditory system? Will an x-ray show it? What kind of x-ray do I need to get?
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RTG Pisiform Fracture or Noise

While looking at the RTG images of pisiform fractures I find it really hard to distinguish between noise and hairline fractures. The region in question is marked with the red arrow. What are your ...
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What makes an airport luggage scanner different from an X-ray scanner used in a hospital

Once upon a time I had an great idea. Instead of checking if my bones were broken or not for a price. I would make it totally free by putting my arms in a scanner used in a building and show the ...
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Why are X-rays laterally inverted?

I am a veterinary medicine student and I am trying to understand why x-rays are read in a laterally inverted fashion. Example: Since this is a DV projection and the head is at the top of the image, ...
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Is taking x-rays during a dental check-up harmful?

Usually, I take x-rays once a year with my dentist. Is this harmful? Am I at risk of getting cancer? Sometimes, I have to see a dental specialist, such as an periodontist, and the assistant to the ...
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Medical Images and workflow

What is the general workflow involved in managing images such as X-ray, scan etc in a day to day job of a healthcare-technician or a doctor? I am interested to know more about how these images are ...
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Are Depressions in the Skull Normal or At Least Okay [closed]

I went skiing recently and hit the back of my head pretty hard. I had a headache for a few days, but it went away and hasn't really come back. I recently got x-rayed for braces and noticed a ...
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Will a CT scan help monitor my Tibia recovery better than an Xray?

I had an accident 18 months ago and can't use the leg fully because the Operation site hasn't healed and is still discharging. I had an IM surgery, and the implant has been removed about 10 months ago....
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Real dangers of CT Scan made only once at age of 31

I have zero medical knowledge (only the basic "common" ones) and I would like some opinions from you experts about CT Scan. My girlfriend had a CT scan done some days ago, and since then she's ...
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Dangers of having MRI, CT-scan, & X-ray within a seven day period?

I had a MRI last week for my spine. I got a call today that I'm having a CT-scan tomorrow for my abdomen (unrelated issue). The day after tomorrow, I'm having X-rays done on my teeth at the dentist ...
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What does cavity look like on X ray?

Can someone tell me how to spot a cavity on this image? What I have found so far is that it is supposed to be darker area. But I have trouble recognizing it in real x ray image.
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Is this a comminuted fracture?

It says online that a fracture with multiple segments is considered comminuted, but in the case below with one tibial and two fibular segments, im not sure if there's enough segments to warrant ...
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How do surgeons select which fixation method to use?

For bone fractures, there are many different internal fixation methods to choose from when attempting to treat the injury. How do surgeons or the people responsible know which method provides more ...
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How to request copies of CT-Scans, MRI, X-rays & ultrasound/endoscopic imagery from Dr.'s/Surgeons for personal records? Possible?

Because of the many congenital-bone-fusions (due to Klippel-Feil-Syndrome) throughout my life, doctors have performed many, many medical-imaging tests (CT-Scans, MRIs, X-Rays, Ultrasounds, Endoscopies,...
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How to tell if my leg fracture is healing?

I had an accident in August and eventually had a cast put on. The 2 pictures below are my x-rays from 7th August and October 23rd 2015. I basically have 2 questions as I am considering going to ...
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