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Skull radiography is the radiological investigation of the skull vault and associated bony structures. Seldom requested in modern medicine, plain radiography of the skull is often a last resort in trauma imaging in the absence of a CT. However, it is still utilized in the setting of skeletal surveys. Occasionally it might be used as a magnified technique to evaluate palpable bony lesions of the scalp
It is also used in some departments to exclude the presence of metallic foreign bodies that might contraindicate MRI.