The question as to who has property rights in x-ray films has been the subject of controversy between physician, attorney, patient and hospital. Although there have been few cases dealing specifically with this problem, the issue often has been raised privately among physicians and in attorney-physician debates. The object of this article is to acquaint the attorney and physician with the main approaches to the problem of ownership of x-rays, and to supplement the various approaches with leading cases.
Ronald J. Harpst, Ownership of X-Rays, 11 Clev.-Marshall L. Rev. 272 (1962)