X-ray – skeleton

Alternative Names

Skeletal survey

Definition of X-ray – skeleton

A skeletal is an imaging test used to detect fractures, tumors, or conditions that cause wearing away (degeneration) of the bone.

Review

Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 5/2/2009

X-ray
Skeleton
Skeletal spine
Hand X ray
Skeleton (posterior view)

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