skeletal survey


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skel·e·tal sur·vey

radiographic examination of all or selected parts of the skeleton, as for occult fractures, metastases, etc.

skeletal survey

the radiographic examination of the skeletal system for possible fractures or tumors.

skeletal survey

The radiologic examination of the entire skeleton, or just the axial skeleton and large bones. 

Indications
Suspected child abuse; detection of myeloma or bone metastases from prostate and breast cancers. For detecting metastatic malignancy, skeletal surveys have been supplanted by radionuclide imaging of the skeleton (bone scans and PET-CT), which detect lesions months earlier than do plain films.

skeletal survey

Metastatic series Imaging The radiologic examination of the entire skeleton Indications Suspected child abuse, detection of bone metastases from 1º CA–eg, prostate, breast CA. See Bone scan.
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But, perhaps more ominously for Willett, a skeletal survey revealed that Cassidy had a fractured wrist, which had never been treated despite being between one and six months old.
Consultant paediatric radiologist Dr Sarah Harrison was asked to look at X-rays of Elsie's chest and abdomen after she was hospitalised on May 25 and examined a full skeletal survey carried out after she died.
The diagnosis of the EVC syndrome is done based on the history, clinical examination, and skeletal survey of the individual.
Tests, including X-rays and a full skeletal survey later showed the infant had fractures in his right arm and wrist as well as a further two groups of healing injuries, including fractures to his left arm.
40 (91%) had radiologically detectable abnormalities; 35 (80%) had lytic lesions, 17 (39%) had pathological fractures, 21 (48%) had generalized osteoporosis and only 4 (9%) had normal skeletal survey.
Skeletal survey showed unilateral monomelic similar like lesions involving right lower limb and right iliac bone, right humerus and radius.
2) The diagnostic criteria for extramedullary plasmacytoma are an extramedullary tumour with clonal plasma cells, the absence or low levels of serum or urinary monoclonal immunoglobulin (M protein), histologically normal bone marrow and trephine, and a normal skeletal survey.
6] Since the lesions of small bones are more commonly multifocal, patients should undergo skeletal survey to exclude similar lesions elsewhere in the body.
The association between the rate of both skeletal survey and retinal exam practice and the presence of an MDT at a hospital was analyzed via the chisquare test.
The skeletal survey findings were consistent with multiple hereditary exostoses.
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However, a skeletal survey detected an oblique fracture of the radius and metaphyseal fractures of the femur and tibia, all with evidence of healing.