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Radiographic Positioning


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Name of projection L5/S1 - AP
Area Covered L5 to S1 joint space and sacroiliac joints
Pathology shown Pathology of L5 to S1 and sacroiliac joints
Radiographic Anatomy Lumbar Spine Radiographic Anatomy
IR Size & Orientation 18 x 24cm
Landscape
Film / Screen Combination Regular
(CR and DR as recommended by manufacturer)
Bucky / Grid Moving or Stationary Grid
Filter No
Exposure 75 kVp
35 mAs
FFD / SID 100cm
Central Ray CR angled cephalad 30° males and 35° females
CR enter at level of ASIS centred to the midline of the body
Collimation Four sides of collimation
collimate closely to area of interest
Markers Lateral
Marker orientation AP
Shielding Gonadal without obscuring areas of interest (check your department's policy guidelines)
Respiration Suspended
Positioning
  • Patient supine
  • Cushion for patients head
  • Support under knees
  • CR angled cephalad 30° males and 35° females
  • CR enter at level of ASIS centred to the midline of the body
Critique

Positioning
Area Covered
Collimation
Exposure
Special Notes



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