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plain film

a radiograph made without use of a contrast medium.
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plain film

(plān film)
A radiograph made without use of a contrast medium.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

plain film

A simple x-ray image of a body part, taken from an anterior, posterior, lateral, or oblique projection.
See also: film
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It is for this reason that plain film should always be included in a bone tumor work-up rather than relying on MRI alone.
Given the evident advantages of ultrasonography in terms of cost and availability and keeping in view the safety issues especially the cumulative effect of ionizing radiation on the lens of the eye and subsequent development of cataract in plain film radiography of paranasal sinuses, it seemed prudent to look for the accuracy of ultrasonography for the diagnosis of maxillary sinusitis.
The current study was planned to assess the use of plain film radiology in the detection of fish and chicken bones in the upper aerodigestive tract.
Plain film radiography is the first-line imaging modality; however, the coracoid process is difficult to visualise with routine views due to the superimposed structures.
(1) Asymptomatic patients most often discover the deposit of pyrophosphate crystals through plain film radiographs for an alternative reason.
The previous multiple bony fractures with callus formation were not prominent on the following plain film radiograph, which was taken 6 months later (Figure 4).
Dipstick urinalysis was negative and plain film radiography of the chest was unremarkable.
"Following the CQC visit in July 2016, we have responded promptly to the concerns raised and can confirm that the plain film backlog is now cleared.
The abdominal plain film showed dilated small bowel loops with multiple air fluid levels.
It also adds spreads on foundational information on common imaging planes for plain film, MRI, and CT scans; the structure of skeletal muscle fibers; the structure and chemical composition of haline cartilage; and the regeneration of peripheral nerves.
Following the plain film, an MRI was performed for soft tissue evaluation.
The first part covers an introduction to imaging with plain film imaging, followed by specialised imaging, which includes magnetic resonance imaging, computerised tomography and radionuclide imaging.