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Radiographic Positioning


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Name of projection Sacrum - Lateral
Area Covered Lateral view of entire sacrum, L5S1 joint and coccyx
Pathology shown Pathology of sacrum ad coccyx
Radiographic Anatomy Sacrum radiographic anatomy
IR Size & Orientation 24 x 30cm
Portrait
Film / Screen Combination Regular
(CR and DR as recommended by manufacturer)
Bucky / Grid Moving or Stationary Grid
Filter No
Exposure 75 kVp
40 mAs
FFD / SID 100cm
Central Ray CR perpendicular to IR
Centre 8-10cm posterior to ASIS
Centre to include entire sacrum
Collimation Four sides of collimation
Closely to area of interest (sacrum)
Markers Posterior
Marker orientation AP
Shielding Gonadal (check your department's policy guidelines)
Respiration Suspended
Positioning
  • Patient lateral recumbent on table
  • Cushion for patients head
  • Flex patients knees
  • Align long axis of sacrum and coccyx to CR and to midline of table/grid
  • Ensure pelvis and torso are in a true lateral position
  • CR perpendicular to IR
  • Centre 8-10cm posterior to ASIS
  • Centre to include entire sacrum
Critique

Positioning

Area Covered

Collimation

Exposure

Special Notes



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