radiographs of the skull reveal size and shape of the skull bones, suture separation in infants, fractures or bony defects, erosion, and calcification.
spinal radiographs identify fractures, dislocation, compression, curvature, erosion, narrowed spinal cord, and degenerative processes.
Priorities: always check with clinet about the possibility of pregnancy before any radiographic procedures are done.
preprocedure- provide nursing support for the confused, combative, or ventilator dependent client.
- maintain imobilization of the neck if spinal fracture is suspected.
- Post procedure: Maintain immobilization until results are known.