Medical Quiz 7: Radiology

Medical Quiz 7: Radiology
March 19, 2014 2:49 AM

Today we shall have a brief look at one disorder, which can easily be recognized in a standard X-ray image. Look at the images carefully and try to answer the questions below. To reveal the correct answers just click on the Show Answers button.

Figure 1 - Radiology

Fig. 1: X-ray image of limbs

Figure 2 - Radiology

Fig. 2: X-ray image of spine


  1. What is the name of the disorder?
  2. Could this disorder be lethal?
  3. Is it possible for a patient to fully recover from this disorder?

Answers to questions from the post

  1. Imperfect osteogenesis (Osteogenesis Imperfecta)

  2. Yes, some forms are lethal, in such case the baby gets usually born death.

  3. No, it is a genetic disorder, which means that no full recovery is possible. However it is possible to ease the symptoms and improve patient's life.

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Written by: Michal Vilímovský (EN)
Education: Medical student, 3rd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Published: March 19, 2014 2:49 AM
Next scheduled update: March 19, 2016 2:49 AM
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