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Abdomen:AP SupineKUB

RAD 111 Chart 2011

QuestionAnswerAnswer
PROJECTION ABDOMEN: AP SUPINE (KUB)
MEASURE PATH OF BEAM AT CR
SID INCHES 40"
IMAGE RECEPTOR 14x17 LW BUCKY
PATIENT POSITION SUPINE
PART POSITION CENTER MSP TO ML TABLE arms away from image area, support knees to relieve strain
IR CENTERING LEVEL OF ILIAC CRESTS to include pubic symphysis
CENTRAL RAY PERPENDICULAR to IR @ LEVEL ILIAC CRESTS
ID MARKERS RIGHT, LOWER CORNER,
COLLIMATION MAXIMUM 13x17
RESPIRATION EXPIRATION: "take a deep breath in, blow it out, hold it out, don't breathe"
SPECIAL NOTE 1) Preferred for initial exam of abdomen 2) KIDNEYS, URETERS, + BLADDER must be included 3) VERY TALL -14x17 UPPER ABD & 10X12 BLADDER center 2 to 3" above upper border symphysis pubis
GONADAL SHIELDING MALE-LOCAL GONADAL SHIELDING
STRUCTURES SHOWN AP proj., liver shape & size, spleen & kidneys, intra-abdominal calcifications, tumor masses
EVALUATION CRITERIA sym pubis to upper abd, PROPER ALIGNMENT-centered vert column, ribs, pelvis & hips equidistance to radiograph sides, NO ROTATION-spinous proces in center of lumbar vertebrae, symmetrical ischial spines, symmetrical alae, SOFT TISSUE-lat abd wall & fat layer, psoas muscles, kidneys, inf ribs, transverse processes
2011 MERRILLS PAGE # 91 VOL 2
Created by: svvang