X-Ray Base of the skull is used to identify fractures, birth defects, infection, foreign substances, pituitary tumours, certain metabolic and endocrine illnesses that cause skull bone deformities. Skull X-rays can also be used to detect brain calcifications, examine the nasal sinuses, and discover malignancies.
Your doctor may suggest you to take an X-ray of the skull when you met with an accident, prolonged headache, or fracture of skull bone. While the X-ray treatment itself is safe and painless, but you may have some discomfort if you had recent surgery or an injury. The actual exposure time to radiation is usually less than a second, although the overall test may take 15-20 minutes. You will be asked to wear a gown, remove any clothing and jewellery, during the test.