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January 1951


Author Affiliations

With the Technical Assistance of Eugene Elstrom, R.T. CHICAGO
From the Department of Otolaryngology, University of Illinois Medical College, Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1951;53(1):34-40. doi:10.1001/archotol.1951.03750010053003

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IT is a frequent experience that the otolaryngologist's and radiologist's interest in and evaluation of a specific roentogenogram of the mastoid bone varies because of the clinical aspects and implications which may be based on roentgenographic findings. For this reason it has become the practice at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary for the otologist to make his own evaluation of roentgenograms before referring to the radiologist's report. This method of evaluation has given rise to more interest in finer details and has encouraged the correlation of clinical and roentgenographic findings rather than the procedure of relying on the use of roentgenographic findings merely as an aid in determining surgical indications or to determine the type and extent of pneumatization and destruction.

Of the many roentgenographic views which have been suggested and used by various radiologists and otologists, it has become the standard procedure at the Illinois Eye and Ear

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