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RADT 1320 Final 2017

Positioning Study Guide

Name of PositionDetails
PA Erect Chest 110-125 kVp, 72", center to T7, collimate to 2" above vertebral prominens, taken on 2nd inspiration patient faces IR, shoulders forward, hands on hips
L Lateral Chest 110-125 kVp, 72", center to T7, collimate to 2" above vertebral prominens, taken on 2nd inspiration patient faces to the right, left side towards IR, arms raised- elbows held well over ears.
RAO or LAO Chest 110-125 kVp, 72", center to T7, collimate to 2" above vertebral prominens, taken in 2nd inspiration Patient rotated 45 degrees, hand (of IR-side shoulder) tucked in waistband, opposite arm raised- elbow level with IR.
RPO or LPO Chest 110-125 kVp, 72", center to T7, collimate to 2" above vertebral prominens, taken on 2nd inspiration Patient rotated 45 degrees, shoulder blade flat on IR, humerus parallel with floor, opposite hand on meat of hip
AP Supine Chest- in department or on portable 110-125 kVp, 72", center to T7, collimate to 2" above vertebral prominens, taken on 2nd inspiration Mark on view if less than 72". Patient in semi-erect, if possible, arms at side. CR 5 degree caudal angle, to be perpendicular with sternum.
AP Lordotic Chest 110-125 kVp, 72", center to mid-sternum w/15-20 degree cephalad angle, collimate to 2" above vertebral prominens, taken on 2nd inspiration Patient 1 foot from IR, leaning backwards, hands on meat of hips,
Lateral Decub Chest USE DECUB MARKER 110-125 kVp, 72", center to T7, collimate to 2" above vertebral prominens, expose at end of exhalation Patient laying on side of interest if fluid, air side goes up, facing tube, arms raised over head.
AP Supine Abdomen KUB 70-80 kVp, 40", center to level of iliac crest, include pubis symphysis, expose at end of exhalation
AP Upright Abdomen 70-80 kVp, 40", center to 2" above iliac crest, place IR top level with axilla (the armpit, remember?), expose on exhalation
L Lateral Decub Abdomen Patient still _____ minutes? 70-80 kVp, 40", center to 2" above iliac crest, include upper abdomen in image, expose on exhalation
R or L Dorsal Decub Abdomen 70-80 kVp, 40", center to 2" above iliac crest Patient laying on back, side of interest closest to IR, arms raised
PA Finger 50-60 kVp, 40", center to PIP
Lateral Finger 50-60 kVp, 40", center to PIP first digit is mediolateral, 2nd-4th is lateromedial
Oblique Finger 50-60 kVp, 40", center to PIP 45 degree, 1st digit is media rotation, 2nd-4th is lateral rotation
AP Thumb 50-60 kVp, 40", center to 1st MCP joint Rotate medially to invert hand, place IR w/ thumbprint up
Lateral Thumb 50-60 kVp, 40", center to 1st MCP joint Pronate hand, rotate medially to a true lateral position, include 1st metacarpal
Oblique Thumb 50-60 kVp, 40", center to 1st MCP joint Pronate hand, thumb will naturally be in oblique position
PA Hand 50-60 kVp, 40", center to 3rd MCP joint Pronate hand, spread fingers, collimate to include radial head
Oblique Hand 50-60 kVp, 40", center to 1st MCP joint 45 degree lateral rotation, fingers separated
Lateral Hand in Extension 50-60 kVp, 40", center to 1st MCP joint
Fan Lateral Hand 50-60 kVp, 40", center to 1st MCP joint
PA Wrist
Lateral Wrist
PA Oblique Wrist
PA Ulnar Deviation
PA Axial Scaphoid
AP Forarm
Lateral Elbow
AP Oblique Elbow- Medial Rotation
AP Oblique Elbow- Lateral Rotation
Partial Flexion (trauma elbow)- forearm parallel
Partial Flexion (trauma elbow)- humerus parallel
AP Humerous
Lateral Humerus
AP Internal Shoulder
AP External Shoulder
Transthoracic Lateral Shoulder
Superoinferior Axial OR Inferosuperior Axial (Lawrence Method) Shoulder Joint
Scapular Y Shoulder
AP Clavicle
AP Axial Clavicle
AP Scapula
Lateral Scapula
Created by: Juju_McFarland