Article: 7 of 10
Update: Feb 05, 2021
Author(s): Müller-Wille, René
Conventional X-ray imaging provides an overview of a body area using X-rays. This is a summation image only, contrary to cross-sectional imaging.
Conventional radiographs provide an overview in the evaluation of affected bones and joints. The measurement of leg length discrepancies can be easily performed using conventional radiographs.
Occasionally phleboliths are visible on conventional images in patients with venous malformation.
Phleboliths are pathognomonic for the presence of a venous malformation outside the pelvis. In patients with arteriovenous malformation, the cortex of an affected bone may be thickened or lytic. Not infrequently, tubular defects are also recognizable in intraosseous AVMs.