Is the radiology report a diagnostic test result?

The radiology report is a diagnostic test result that should stand independent of the individual interpreting radiologist. The quality of the report should not vary as a result of there being different interpreting radiologists.

Is there a procedure associated with performing a radiologic examination?

Every radiologic study has a procedure associated with performing the examination. For most routine studies, the procedure is implied by the title.

Who is the intended reader of a radiology report?

In order to achieve clear communication, the radiologist should be aware of the intended reader of the report and how that reader will understand what is written. Most often, the reader of the radiology report is the individual responsible for providing direct patient care.

Why are there variations in the format of a radiology report?

Variations in the report format create confusion for the reader, whereas a consistent location for the results, discussion, and conclusions assists the reader in understanding the report and its clinical implications.

How is the penetrating power of X-rays determined?

The penetrating power of X-rays is mainly depending on the anode voltage of-the X-ray tube. X-rays are obtained when the fast moving electrons are suddenly stopped by the metallic target (anode).

What is Bragg’s law of X-ray radiography?

Thus Bragg’s Law aims at devising the condition for X-rays diffracted by the crystal plane to cause constructive interference.

How is X-ray film used in radiography?

Radiographic examinations, which will be used in this study, employ x-ray film and usually an x-ray tube mounted from the ceiling on a track that allows the tube to be moved in any direction. Such examinations provide the radiologist with fixed photographic images.

How is the lateral projection of an X-ray done?

If possible, use a horizontal-beam or cross-table for the lateral projection. Rotate the x-ray tube head 90° toward the patient. Place the cassette or detector on the right side of the patient—or the affected side—and secure it in place with a cassette holder or sandbag.