Skeletal survey (overview)

Last revised by Jessica Hui Shi Ng on 15 Sep 2019

The skeletal survey is a radiographic series performed to survey the entire skeleton (axial skeleton, upper and lower limbs) for pathology or injury. Specific projections vary depending on the clinical indication and the institution's protocol.

There are various clinical indications that may warrant a skeletal survey. As a result, there are several categories:

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