How to Email X-Rays

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X-Rays in standard film format

xray light box

You can take a digital camera with you to the doctor’s office and just snap some pictures while the x-ray is up on the light box.  Take several to make sure you get at least one or two clear shots.  Then make sure the size of the file is not too large to email (see below for instructions to compress file).

You can also take digital pictures of your X-Ray film by holding the X-Rays up to a white background like a blank Word document.  Or place it on top of a glass coffee table with a white background.  Sometimes a window will work if there is a clear background.

To compress your x-ray once it is in jpeg format read below. DO NOT SEND ZIPPED FILES, AGAIN A ZIP FILE WILL NOT WORK,  IT MUST be compressed this way as instructed below.

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False Profile X-Rays

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Anatomical and radiological correlation of Lequesne’s “false profile”


Lequesne introduced a radiological projection, which is an oblique view of the edge of the acetabulum, to diagnose arthrosis affecting the anterior part of the joint and to measure the anterior coverage of the femoral head. In this study, we attempted to determine the anatomical correlation of his technique. Fifteen in vitro hemipelvises underwent radiography according to Lequesne’s description, using metallic markers and wires to mark physical landmarks. According to geometric laws, the points used by Lequesne do not correlate anatomically. Although Lequesne’s technique allows a diagnosis of acetabular dysplasia, measurements are on average 5.5° less than those made anatomically. The French version of this article is available in the form of electronic supplementary material and can be obtained by using the Springer LINK server located at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00276-002-0038-1.

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