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This part was added during the revision process, and unfortunately a typing error has been overlooked. The total of 28 is correct, but there should have been 6 male and 22 female subjects.
Yes, at the University of Zurich, hand-wrist radiographs are taken routinely for diagnostic and educational purposes in teenagers.
This x-ray device was set up more than 30 years ago, and the distance has been left unchanged for longitudinal purposes. The main reason for having a longer distance from the x-ray source to the midsagittal plane was to have less magnification.