X - Ray Skull Townes View
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Understanding X - Ray Skull Townes View
What is X - Ray Skull Townes View?
X-ray of the skull townes view is a safe and painless test to visualise the skull portion in which beam of rays enters your brain from front-to-back (anterior posterior) at 30 degree angle along with the surrounding soft tissues (skin and muscles). The image is recorded on a special X-ray film using small amount of radiations. The X-ray image is black and white. Dense structures such as the bones, appear white and softer body tissues, such as the skin and muscles appear darker. The actual exposure time to radiation is usually less than a second, although the overall test may take 15-20 minutes.
What is X - Ray Skull Townes View used for?
- To diagnose skull fracture after accident or trauma
- To detect presence of any cancer/tumor/cyst (extra lesion, mass growth) in your brain
- To find out the dislocation of the sutures of the brain joints
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