Medical Quiz 7: Radiology

March 19, 2014 at 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

<li>Imperfect osteogenesis (Osteogenesis Imperfecta)</li>
<li>Yes, some forms are lethal, in such case the baby gets usually born death.</li>
<li>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.</li>
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Written by: Michal Vilímovský (EN)
Education: Physician
Published: March 19, 2014 at 2:49 AM
Next scheduled update: March 19, 2016 at 2:49 AM
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