X-ray of the pelvic bones

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Author: Mikael Häggström [notes 1]
Projectional radiography ("X-ray") of the pelvic bones covers the skeleton from the inferior vertebral column to the proximal femur.

Normal anatomy

Main article: Normal X-rays of the pelvic bones at 0 to 20 years



In suspected coccyx fractures, projectional radiography has no quantifiable clinical impact,[1] and is regarded as a waste of resources and unnecessary exposure to ionizing radiation.[2]


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  1. Hanna, Tarek N.; Sadiq, Mahniya; Ditkofsky, Noah; Benayoun, Marc; Datir, Abhijit; Rohatgi, Saurabh; Khosa, Faisal (2016). "Sacrum and Coccyx Radiographs Have Limited Clinical Impact in the Emergency Department ". American Journal of Roentgenology 206 (4): 681–686. doi:10.2214/AJR.15.15095. ISSN 0361-803X. 
  2. Henry Knipe. Coccygeal fracture. Radiopaedia. Retrieved on 2019-07-02.