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SOMI Chapter 5

Shoulder and AC joints

What SID is recommended for AC joints? minimum 72"
Are AC joints typically done unilateral or bilateral? bilateral
AC joints should be a two image exam; what is the difference between the two images? One without weights and one with weights
Where is the CR directed for AC joints? midway between the AC joints and 1" above the jugular notch
What is the kVp range for AC joints? 70 - 80 kVp
How can the with weights view of the AC joints be performed supine? substitute weights for a sheet or long strip of gauze and place it around the patient's feet and slowly extend the legs as tolerable
What anatomy should be demonstrated on the AC joints image? both AC joints, entire clavicles, and both SC joints
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