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Hip & Proximal femur

Hip & Proximal femur

A. Alignment

  • Assess the Shenton line.

B. Bones

  • Assess the trabecular pattern within the NOF.
  • Assess the cortical patterns of the NOF.

S. Soft tissue

  • Difficult to assess due to the ubiquity of subcutaneous fat in this region.


1. Goodman, L. and Felson, B. (2015). Felson's principles of chest roentgenology. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier, Saunders.
2. Dähnert W. Radiology Review Manual. LWW. (2011) ISBN:1609139437. Read it at Google Books - Find it at Amazon
3. Elizabeth Puddy, Catherine Hill; Interpretation of the chest radiograph, Continuing Education in Anaesthesia Critical Care & Pain, Volume 7, Issue 3, 1 June 2007, Pages 71–75, https://doi.org/10.1093/bjaceaccp/mkm014

Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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