Interesting Fact # 1280 - X-Rays

According to research published in the American Journal of Roentgenology, X-rays fail to spot up to nearly a third of fractures in the bones of the hip and pelvis, research suggests.

(When US doctors from Duke University re-checked the X-ray results of 92 patients using a more detailed scanner, called an MRI, they found 35 fractures that had been missed. Eek! That's a scary thought.)