Timely interpretation of plain radiographic images is essential for effective management of patients, particularly within a trauma setting. It is not uncommon that the opinion of radiographers is sought to assist the attending physician in reaching a correct diagnosis. Some radiographers might be reluctant to offer their opinion as they might feel ill-equipped to interpret plain film images. This review article aims to provide radiographers with an easy to follow ABCs systematic approach when interpreting plain film radiographs of the appendicular skeleton in the trauma setting.
|Pages (from-to)||9 - 14|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||The South African Radiographer|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|