Imaging of the head, neck and spine

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Plain films are useful for assessment of radio-opaque foreign bodies and for showing bony destruction due to tumour but the examination of choice for orbital lesions is computed tomography.

Ultrasound can be used for intra orbital lesions such as foreign bodies and tumour masses. Intra-ocular lesions can also be assessed such as detached retina. Expertise and a small high frequency probe are essential.

Plain films occasionally show an abnormality:

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