Hand radiograph (checklist)

Last revised by Dai Roberts on 29 May 2020

The hand radiograph checklist is just one of the many pathology checklists that can be used when reporting to ensure that you always actively exclude pathology that is commonly missed; this is particularly helpful in the examination setting, e.g. the FRCR 2B rapid-reporting.


Hand radiographs in an exam setting will have been primarily performed because of a history of pain or trauma. Bilateral studies will be used when assessing for an arthropathy.  

Carpal bones
Metacarpal/ MCPJs
Soft tissue

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