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I am doing a pice of work on the head wound to JFK.

If you look at Fox 6 (the wound as seen from the top of the head) the damage appears only to be shown to the middle of the head.

However the Front lateral X-ray appears different.

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Looking at this image am I right is thinking that the x-ray depicts an entire right side of the head has been destroyed?

It appears, to me, that a trough has been ploughed through the RHS of JFK's head.

Is that what it is that I am seeing??

Thank you.

James

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I am doing a pice of work on the head wound to JFK.

If you look at Fox 6 (the wound as seen from the top of the head) the damage appears only to be shown to the middle of the head.

However the Front lateral X-ray appears different.

X_AUT_1Cropped.jpg

Looking at this image am I right is thinking that the x-ray depicts an entire right side of the head has been destroyed?

It appears, to me, that a trough has been ploughed through the RHS of JFK's head.

Is that what it is that I am seeing??

Thank you.

James

No, that's not what you're seeing. Air in the tissues shows up black on an x-ray. As a result, the dark areas on the x-ray reflect those areas in which there is a combination of less bone and more air in comparison to the areas where there is more bone and less air, which show up white.

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FWIW, there is an extensive discussion of the x-rays on my webpage.

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