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pmi positioning

posit. upper extremity basics

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what projections comprise a routing hand exam? PA, PA oblique, lateral
what is demonstrated in a hand x-ray? distal phalanx to MCP
what is the CR entry for all hand projections? (single digit) perp. to PIP of affected digit
what projections make up a thumb series? AP, PA oblique, lateral
what is seen on a thumb x-ray? distal tip to trapezium
what is the CR entry for all thumb projections? perp. to MCP
what projections make up a wrist series? PA, PA oblique, lateral
what is the CR entry for all wrist projections? perp. mid carpal area
what should be included on a wrist radiograph? distal radius and ulna, proximal metacarpals
what is included in a forearm x-ray? wrist and distal distal humerus
what projections make up a forearm series? AP, lateral.
what projections make up an elbow series? AP. lateral, oblique.
what is included in a humerus radiograph? elbow and shoulder joints
what projections make up a humerus series? AP, lateral.
IR size for humerus 14 X 17
Created by: annaluz87