Conventional radiography of the shoulder

Semin Roentgenol. 2005 Jul;40(3):207-22. doi: 10.1053/


Conventional radiography is a useful tool in the evaluation of shoulder pain whether in the setting of acute trauma or chronic pain and in most clinical situations should be the first imaging modality performed. Knowledge of the various projections and radiographic findings described above will ensure an optimal evaluation of the shoulder regardless of the suspected etiology of the shoulder pain.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Joint Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Radiography
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Joint / diagnostic imaging*
  • Shoulder Joint / pathology*
  • Shoulder Pain / diagnostic imaging
  • Wounds and Injuries / diagnostic imaging