Plain Radiographs

It is important to focus the examination in upon the correct area. If in doubt ask the radiographers for their opinion.

Always ask for two views, i.e. anteroposterior (AP) and a modified axial. The modified axial is preferable to the often used Y view as it is less likely to be misinterpreted.

Radiographic findings should always be correlated with the clinical findings. If there is strong concern that a joint or bone injury exists, but the radiographs appear normal, the patient should still be treated on clinical grounds.